Whisky fan and Derbyshire legend Jack Reynolds, 104, has visit from Famous Grouse master blender

Derbyshire legend and whisky fan Jack Reynolds '“ who reached the grand old age of 104 last month '“ has had a visit from the master blender at Famous Grouse.

Monday, 9th May 2016, 12:34 pm
Updated Monday, 9th May 2016, 5:21 pm
Jack Reynolds with Kirsteen Campbell. Picture submitted.

Kirsteen Campbell surprised the great-grandfather by travelling to his Hollingwood home last Thursday to present him with a specially-engraved Famous Grouse trophy to mark his birthday and pay tribute to his charitable efforts.

Kirsteen also gave Jack the Famous For A Reason book, which tells the story of the UK’s best-selling whisky brand.

She said: "Jack's work is extremely admirable and his story is Famous for a Reason just like our brand. We wanted to raise a glass with Jack in celebration of his life and mark the occasion sharing his favourite dram. I hope our visit leaves him with a fond memory of when his favourite whisky brand came to visit."

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Jack and his family with Kirsteen Campbell. Picture submitted.

Giving the secret to a long and happy life, Jack once famously said: "Work hard, always smile, get plenty of fresh air and last but not least have a tot of Grouse whisky in your tea in the morning and a tot before bed."

Jack hit headlines around the globe last month when he became the oldest Brit to get a tatoo for his 104th birthday.

Not only did he enter the Guinness World Records book, he also raised more than £2,500 for Ashgate Hospicecare.

And at the age of 102 in summer 2014, lifelong Derbyshire resident Jack completed the ice bucket challenge dressed in nothing but a pair of Union Jack boxer shorts, raising thousands of pounds for the ALS Foundation.

Jack with Kirsteen Campbell. Picture submitted.

He then celebrated with a glass of whiskey.

Jack with Kirsteen Campbell. Picture submitted.
Jack and his family with Kirsteen Campbell. Picture submitted.
Jack with Kirsteen Campbell. Picture submitted.
Jack with Kirsteen Campbell. Picture submitted.