Jack Daniel’s last words summarized his life’s works almost beautifully. Jack Daniel was an American distiller and founder of Jack Daniel’s Tennesee Whisky Distillery.
Daniel died from blood poisoning at Lynchburg in 1911. It all started when he kicked his safe in anger when he could not get it open early one morning at work. Naturally, it hurt him more than the vault.
He got a wound on his toe which soon became infected, and resulted in his death. Right before he died, Jack Daniel said; “one last drink, please.” And this wasn’t the only way in which Daniel’s death was larger than life. The incident was the subject of a marketing poster used on the London Underground in January 2006, with the line “Moral: Never go to work early.”