The original recipe for legendary American whiskey Jack Daniel’s has been discovered in a book of herbal remedies in Wales, it has been claimed.
Businessman Mark Evans, 54, was researching his family history when he discovered the recipe in a book of herbal remedies.
It was written in 1853 by his great-great grandmother who was called Daniels and was a local herbalist in Llanelli, South Wales.
Her brother-in-law left the Welsh town at about the same time to move to Lynchburg Tennessee where the Jack Daniel’s distillery was opened three years later.
And the Jack Daniel’s website states the founder of the distillery was from Wales.
Mr Evans says the ingredients in his great-great grandmother’s recipe match what goes into the best selling whiskey in the world.
He said: “I’m pretty sure I’ve discovered the original recipe in great-great grannie’s book.
“I was doing some family research, looking at photographs and things, and I wanted to look at the family bible. At the bottom of the bookcase was this book.”