One of Britain’s oldest women, who celebrated her 110th birthday today, revealed the secret to her long life is, well, it’s whisky.
Grace Jones, known to her friends as ‘Amazing Grace’, is the 10th oldest person in the UK.
She said her longevity is down to having had a night-cap of Famous Grouse single malt whisky every evening for the last 60 years.
The mother-of-one, who lives in Broadway, Worcs., said: ‘I never miss my night cap. All I have is the whisky at night.
‘Whisky is very good for you. I started having a nightly tot of it when I turned 50 so I’ve been having it every night for the last 60 years and I certainly have no intention of stopping now.’
She added: ‘My doctor said “keep up with the whisky Grace, it’s good for your heart”.
‘I still feel the same as I did when I was 60. I feel fine. I feel full of spirit. I have got seven cards from the Queen now. This year’s was a very nice one.
The former millinery factory owner celebrated her milestone birthday with family and friends at Buckland Manor, a large country estate where she enjoyed a drinks reception followed by lunch – and of course a complimentary glass of whisky.
Her daughter Deirdre McCarthy, 78, said: ‘My mother is extraordinary. She is glamorous, beautiful and intelligent. She is really alert and still with it.’
Mrs Jones, whose father was a vicar, wed chief engineer Leonard Roderick Jones in 1933 in Liverpool. They were married for 53 years until he died in 1986, aged 79.
She lived in Sidmouth, Devon, with her spouse before moving to relocate with her family in Worcestershire in 2005.
Mrs Jones, from Liverpool, was born on September 16, 1906 – five years after the death of Queen Victoria.
She has lived through 27 prime ministers, received seven telegrams from the Queen and survived two world wars.