Jack Daniel

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Jack Daniel
Born Jasper Newton Daniel
September 5, 1850
Lynchburg, Tennessee,
United States
Died October 10, 1911(1911-10-10) (aged 62)
Lynchburg, Tennessee,
United States
Occupation Distiller/Businessman
Years active 1862–1911
Known for Jack Daniel's
Website
Official Jack Daniel's website

Jasper Newton "Jack" Daniel (September 5, 1850 – October 10, 1911) was an American distiller and the founder of Jack Daniel's Tennessee whiskey.[1]

Daniel died from an infectious case of blood poisoning at Lynchburg in 1911. The infection allegedly set up originally in a toe, which Daniel injured in kicking his safe in anger when he could not get it open early one morning at work. He always had trouble remembering the combination.

References[change | change source]

  1. Krass, P., Blood and Whiskey: The Life and Times of Jack Daniel, Wiley, April 29, 2004 (page 7 saying "after he was born in 1849", and page 19 saying "By the time Jack was born in January 1849, ...").