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Jack Daniel

American distiller and founder of Jack Daniel's Tennessee whiskey distillery.

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

Jack Daniel
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Born
Jasper Newton Daniel

September 5, 1850
DiedOctober 10, 1911(1911-10-10) (aged 62)
Lynchburg, Tennessee,
United States
OccupationDistiller/Businessman
Years active1862–1911
Known forJack Daniel's
WebsiteOfficial Jack Daniel's website

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.

ReferencesEdit

  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, ...").