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Jack Daniel Distillery Says Welshman's Claimed Discovery Of Jack Daniel's Original Formula Contrary To History

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Jack Daniel Distillery Says Welshman's Claimed Discovery Of Jack Daniel's Original Formula Contrary To History PR Newswire LYNCHBURG, Tennessee, June 19, 2012 LYNCHBURG, Tennessee, June 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Jack Daniel Distillery

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Jack Daniel Distillery Says Welshman's
Claimed Discovery Of Jack Daniel's Original
Formula Contrary To History
PR Newswire
LYNCHBURG, Tennessee, June 19, 2012
LYNCHBURG, Tennessee
,
June 19, 2012
/PRNewswire/ -- The Jack Daniel
Distillery responded to recent headlines in the
United Kingdom
that a Welshman
has uncovered Jack Daniel's original whiskey recipe by saying, "It's a good story,
but one based in fancy rather than fact – as the dates don't match historical
record," according to Jack Daniel's Master Distiller Jeff Arnett.
As told in the U.K. story, businessman Mark Evans claims a book of herbal
remedies written in 1853 by his great-great-grandmother contains the original
recipe for Jack Daniel's whiskey. The story cites as proof that one of Mr. Evans'
relatives left
Wales
for America around 1853 and traveled to
Lynchburg, Tenn.
,
where the Jack Daniel Distillery was opened later, and that relative was known
as "John 'Jack the Lad' Daniels."
"The people and dates just don't match up," said Arnett. "Jack Daniel's family
was living in America for two generations prior to the 1853 date Mr. Evans
suggests his relative came to the United States. His John 'Jack the Lad' Daniels
is not our Jasper Newton 'Jack' Daniel.
"We also know that Jack Daniel learned to make whiskey from a local Lutheran
minister here in
Lynchburg
and not an herbal remedies book," added Arnett.
"Jack Daniel's has always benefited from the fact that people liked to talk about
it," said Arnett. "Its remarkable, small-town founder and the fact it's made in a
dry county intrigue people and get them talking. And so, through the years, it's
drawn all kinds of legend and lore to it. Mr. Evans' story falls into the category
of lore."
About Jack Daniel's
Officially registered by the U.S. Government in 1866 and based in
Lynchburg,
Tenn.
, the Jack Daniel Distillery, Lem Motlow, proprietor, is the oldest registered
distillery in
the United States
and is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Jack Daniel's is the maker of the world-famous Jack Daniel's Old No. 7
Tennessee Whiskey, Gentleman Jack Rare Tennessee Whiskey, Jack Daniel's
Single Barrel Tennessee Whiskey, Jack Daniel's Tennessee Honey, Jack Daniel's
Tennessee Whiskey-Based Ready-to-Drink Beverages and Jack Daniel's Country
Cocktails.
Jack Daniel's encourages its friends to drink responsibly.
Contact: Kristin Hampel
Kristin.Hampel@dvl.com
(615) 780-3365