Most historians believe Jack Daniel was born in 1848, and though the exact date is unknown, the Jack Daniel’s website celebrates his birthday on September 5 each year. After running away from home at 15 to get away from his widowed step-mother, Jack was taken in by Reverend Daniel Call, who began teaching him how to distill. While he was a partner with Rev. Call at a small distillery, and while the bottles state “Est. & Reg., in 1866”, the distillery was not registered until 1875 when he inherited his father’s estate.