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The Jack Daniel’s Whiskey recipe was devised by a black man who was formerly a slave

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Jack Daniel‘s is a well-known whiskey and alcoholic beverage that has been enjoyed by people all around the world for more than 150 years. However, many people are unaware of the origins of this well-known whiskey or who invented it. The truth is that the recipe was devised by Nathan “Nearest” Green, a former slave.

Jack Daniel was a white man from Tennessee who managed a distillery for a businessman named Dan Call, according to Gabriel Scott, a distinguished lecturer and historian, a well-known Black history lecturer. Dan Call’s slave was Nathan Green. Historians, the company, and even Jack Daniels himself (in his 1965 biography) all agree that Nathan was the one who taught him how to create whiskey.

Furthermore, he was named the company’s head distiller in 1866, the same year the company was founded. Many of Nathan Green’s descendants were hired, and they have contributed to the company’s growth for decades.

The Jack Daniel's Whiskey recipe was devised by a black man who was formerly a slave

For many years, Jack Daniel has been credited with founding his famous beverage company, but the real recipe and taste that so many people have loved for more than a century was created by a Black man.

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