The oldest person in Britain celebrates his 112th birthday today and has revealed that the secret of his long life is a drink of whiskey every day for the past six decades.
Grace Jones, known by her friends as 'Amazing Grace', reached the historical age after the death of Olive Evelyn Boar, of Felixstowe, Suffolk, in August at the age of 113 years.
And, coincidentally, it also takes the title of another Grace Jones, a South Londoner, born in 1899, who also died at the age of 113, in November 2013.
The new record holder, however, puts his longevity on a single-shot Famous Grouse malt whiskey every night for the past 62 years.
The oldest person in Britain celebrates her 112th birthday, said the secret of her long life is whiskey
Mrs. Jones, a Liverpudlian by birth, was born on September 16, 1906, only five years after the death of Queen Victoria.
She has lived through 26 prime ministers and survived both world wars.
Your mother, who lives on Broadway, Worcs, said: I never lose my night cap. All I have is whiskey at night.
& # 39; Whiskey is very good for you.
"I started having a baby every night when I turned 50, so I've had it every night for the past 60 years and I certainly do not intend to stop now.
"My doctor said 'continue with the whiskey Grace, it's good for your heart'.
Grace Jones, 112 today, said: "I never miss my night limit, all I have is whiskey at night.
"I still feel the same as when I was 60 years old.
"The best memory of my life was when I married my husband Leonard, he was a true gentleman, the son of a pastor.
"We were always together and we love each other.
& # 39; I feel good. I feel full of spirit. I have received many good cards and gifts this year and they are still arriving.
& # 39; We'll be here next year too & # 39;
The former owner of the headwear factory will celebrate her birthday with her family and friends at Buckland Manor, Worcs, a large country estate tomorrow.
She said that marrying her husband Leonard, "a true gentleman", in 1933 at age 27 is her best memory
Grace Jones in the twenties of 1930, her friends know her as & # 39; Amazing Grace & # 39;
She will enjoy lunch and, of course, a glass of traditional whiskey.
His daughter, Deirdre McCarthy, 80, said: "My mother is extraordinary, she is still very particular about her appearance and insists that she always look her best.
"Once she married my father, she became a leisure lady.
"He likes to meet people and still reads a bit and watches television.
"Every week her caregiver takes her to Broadway, where she likes to do some shopping in good weather, she has incredible health, but her hearing is a bit poor.
The widow (in the photo of 24 years, in 1930) has enjoyed a nightly tot of whiskey for around 60 years
Grace to the right with her daughter Deirdre McCarthy, 80 years old.
& # 39; She is glamorous, beautiful, and intelligent. She is really alert and even with that.
"She loves her whiskey tot every night before bed and why not, whiskey is her thing and she has had it for the past 60 years.
"I must say that I certainly pursue it in that sense, it's the perfect way to relax at the end of the day and without a doubt it has done my mother good."
Mrs. Jones, whose father was a vicar, married the chief engineer Leonard Roderick Jones in 1933 in Liverpool. They were married for 53 years until he died in 1986, at the age of 79 years.
For her birthday, Grace Jones will enjoy lunch and, of course, a glass of traditional whiskey.
She lived in Sidmouth, Devon before moving to move with her family in Worcestershire in 2005.
The namesake of the same name, Grace Jones was the oldest person in the United Kingdom when he died on December 7, 2013.
The Londoner, from Berdmonsey, was the last British person to be born in the 19th century and lost his fiancé when he died on active duty in World War I.
The former seamstress became the oldest person in the United Kingdom in February 2012, but died just 14 days before turning 114 on November 14, 2013.