HUFFINGTON POST
06/18/2012 09:45 am ET Updated Jun 18, 2012

Jack Daniel's Original Recipe: Man Claims To Have Found Original Formula

A Welsh man claims that he has discovered the original recipe for Jack Daniel's whiskey. Mark Evans, 54, was doing some family history research when he found a book of herbal remedies that belonged to his great-great grandmother.

The recipe, was written in 1853, around the same time her brother-in-law moved to Lynchburg, Tennessee, where the famous distillery was founded three years later. Her brother-in-law's name? John "Jack the lad" Daniels.

The Jack Daniel's website says that the founder was one of 13 children, though there are no birth records. According to the book "Blood and Whiskey: The Life And Times Of Jack Daniel," Daniel wasn't born until 1849, and was born in Lynchburg, Tennessee.

A spokesperson from the company has expressed interest in seeing the book and recipe.

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