Gold Medal Decanter (1971)


In 1904 St. Louis, Missouri, was the 4th largest city in the U.S. and would become the host of what was informally known as the St. Louis World’s Fair. The theme of the World’s Fair was “Innovations and Inventions,” and exhibitors did not disappoint. In fact, many foods and products commonly used today were first introduced on a large scale to fair visitors. Such food items as waffle cones, cotton candy, peanut butter, and even Dr. Pepper were made popular as part of this exposition.

To celebrate his own Gold Medal victory, Jack created a special decanter to give as a gift to those who had helped make his award-winning whiskey. Years later in 1971, the Distillery released a half gallon replica decanter very similar to the one that Jack had created.

Additional information about this bottle provided in Volume I of the Jack Daniel’s Bottle Collector’s Guide.