Inaugural Decanter


Similar to the Maxwell House Bottle, the idea for the Inaugural Bottle came about in 1907. It was in this year that President Theodore Roosevelt visited Nashville, Tennessee, and gave a speech at the Ryman Auditorium where Jack Daniel sat in the audience. In his speech, President Roosevelt spoke of current events and of his commitment to protect the hard-working American, while prosecuting the dishonest and manipulative.

Through honesty and hard work Jack had grown his company by leaps and bounds over the years. Although he was not much for politics, his admiration and respect for President Roosevelt grew that day. After returning to Lynchburg, Jack told Lem Motlow that when the President ran for re-election in 1908 the Distillery would send a special bottle to Washington for his Inauguration.

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