The Maxwell House Decanter was considered one of the most beautiful of its time and oddly enough it was not Jack Daniel who was responsible for designing it. That honor instead went to Lem Motlow. The origin of this decanter’s name dates back to the year 1859 when Colonel John Overton Jr. began construction on a new hotel in downtown Nashville, Tennessee.
Over the years, the Maxwell House Hotel became a well-known stopping point for famous people passing through the South. Lem Motlow knew of the hotel’s popularity and prestige and saw this as a business opportunity for the Distillery…
To commemorate the decanter that Lem Motlow first presented to Colonel Overton, the Distillery released a half gallon replica bottle in 1971.
Additional information about this bottle provided in Volume I of the Jack Daniel’s Bottle Collector’s Guide.
In 1990, to celebrate its 125th Anniversary, the Distillery released this 86 proof 1 liter commemorative bottle.
Similar to the original bottle which was only available as a quart, this replica bottle was only made in one size, although this was the slightly smaller liter.
Making its debut in June of 2011, Jack Daniel’s released this 1907 Tennessee Whiskey exclusively in Australia.
Making its debut at the Distillery on December 3, 2011, this bottle was released to select states around the country.
In December of 2012, the 2nd annual Holiday Select bottle was officially released at the Distillery just ahead of the Annual Barrel Tree Lighting Ceremony.
Now in its 3rd year, the 2013 Holiday Select bottle was once again released at the Distillery in December just ahead of the Annual Barrel Tree Lighting Ceremony.
In its 4th and final year, the 2014 Holiday Select bottle was individually numbered around its neck, filled with 96 proof whiskey, and sold in a sturdy display box.
The clean, smooth, and balanced whiskey achieved through the mellowing process can be tasted in this “After” bottle.
Jack Daniel’s teamed up with American Forests to release a commemorative bottle in 2010.
Angelo Lucchesi will forever be remembered by collectors with this 90 proof bottle celebrating his 90th birthday.
Bottled between 125 and 140 proof and released as a 750ml Single Barrel in the Fall of 2020, only 200 barrels were used for this limited Single Barrel Special Release.
It was to commemorate one of the Distillery’s oldest and most famed barrelhouses, a 7-story building aptly named “Barrelhouse 1,” that the first of these bottles was released.
The “Before” bottle allows for the whiskey to be tasted prior to being mellowed drop by drop through 10 feet of sugar maple charcoal.
Known as the Belle Bottle, this commemorative bottle was personally created by Jack Daniel himself.
This new extension of the Jack Daniel’s Family of Brands honors the Bottled-in-Bond Act of 1897 which certified the quality of whiskey being made at that time.
Celebrating the 2 Gold Medal victories for Jack Daniel’s back in 1914 & 1915, the Double Gold Medal bottle was released just before the start of the 2012 London Olympic Games.
Beginning in 2006 and lasting for twelve years, Jack Daniel’s partnered with Ducks Unlimited to release a special new series of bottles, donating a portion of sales to this organization’s conservation efforts.
In August of 2020, the collaboration between Jack Daniel’s and Eric Church led to the creation of this collectible bottle.
Even though twice mellowed Gentleman Jack whiskey has steadily risen in popularity since its introduction in 1988, there had never been a tribute to the brand until 2010.
This special bottling of Gentleman Jack, which is filled with 86 proof whiskey, honors the timepiece owned by Jack Daniel.
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.
Bottled at 100 proof and released as a 750ml Single Barrel in the Fall of 2018, only 200 barrels were used for this limited Single Barrel Special Release.
Through honesty and hard work Jack had grown his company by leaps and bounds over the years.
Commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Distillery’s registration in 1866, this 86 proof bottle was released mid-year in 2016.
Commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Distillery’s registration in 1866, this 100 proof decanter was released in the Fall of 2016.
Commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Distillery’s registration in 1866, this specially etched 80 proof Gentleman Jack bottle was released in 2016.
The first birthday bottle produced by the Distillery celebrated Jack’s 150th birthday, although it was released one year early.
For Jack’s 160th birthday in 2010, the Distillery took the commonly used Heritage bottle, and with a few modifications, made a bottle unlike any before it.
This limited edition bottle released exclusively in the UK was produced in 2011 to celebrate Jack Daniel’s 161st Birthday.
This bottle showcases a label that Jack Daniel’s used sometime before 1904.
This bottle showcases a label that Jack Daniel’s used sometime before Prohibition.
This bottle showcases a label that Jack Daniel’s used sometime before Prohibition.
Produced from 1939 to 1992, this brand of whiskey was available in a variety of sizes and proofs over the years.
Introduced in Japan in 1993, this was the first of the Master Distiller bottles to be released in the Asian market.
Perhaps one of the most frustrating and confusing bottles for collectors is the black label version of the Master Distiller bottle, most commonly found in Asia.
Released only in the United Kingdom in 2005, this bottle was originally supposed to be part of a series.
The 1st bottle in this series celebrated the founder and first Master Distiller, Jack Daniel, who was Master Distiller from the very beginning in 1866 until his death in 1911.
Commemorating Jess Motlow, the Master Distiller from 1911 to 1941, this bottle was released late in the Summer of 2013.
Commemorating Lem Tolley, the Master Distiller from 1941 to 1964, this bottle became available late in the Summer of 2014.
Commemorating Jess Gamble, the Master Distiller from 1964 to 1966, this bottle became available in the Fall of 2015.
Commemorating Frank Bobo, the Master Distiller from 1966 to 1988, this bottle became available in the Fall of 2016.
Commemorating Jimmy Bedford, the Master Distiller from 1988 to 2008, this bottle became available in September of 2017.
The Maxwell House Decanter was considered one of the most beautiful of its time and oddly enough it was not Jack Daniel who was responsible for designing it.
When it was introduced in 2009, the Monogram bottle was a limited release for the state of Tennessee only.
Available in a 700ml bottle, No. 27 Gold gets its name by taking 80 proof Old No. 7 whiskey, then double barreling and double mellowing it.
It was to celebrate the 150th birthday of this diverse and beautiful state that Jack Daniel’s released a special commemorative bottle in 2009.
To celebrate two important dates from the Prohibition era, the Distillery released a special commemorative set in 2008.
Officially released at the Distillery during the Summer of 2017, this bottle celebrates the 125th Anniversary of the opening of the Jack Daniel’s Red Dog Saloon.
As a follow-up to the Unaged Tennessee Rye released in December of 2012, the Jack Daniel Distillery released a limited quantity of Rested Tennessee Rye.
Originally sold with 90 proof whiskey, this decanter also became available in 86 proof as the Distillery began to experiment with lower alcohol content.
Never one to settle, by 1892 Jack was opening not one, but two new saloons in Lynchburg.
A Single Barrel bottle of particular significance was the Silver Select, which was only sold internationally or in duty free shops.
Each bottle is individually numbered, starting with the letters FAS for Frank’s initials, and came with many extras including a small tribute booklet and a previously unreleased recording from 1966 at The Sands Hotel & Casino.
Standing much taller and weighing much more than the traditional 1 liter bottles, the Sinatra Select has quickly become a favorite bottle of many collectors.
In anticipation of Tennessee’s Bicentennial, the Distillery released a replica of the original Centennial bottle in 1995.
The whiskey found in the Twin Blend bottle blended Straight Tennessee Whiskey with Straight Tennessee Rye Whiskey.
The whiskey found in the Barrel Proof Rye bottle matured at the highest reaches of barrel house # 01-05.
The whiskey found in the Barrel Reunion # 1 bottle matured in a barrel that was previously used for Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey and then Tennessee red wine.
The whiskey found in the Barrel Reunion # 2 bottle matured in a barrel that was previously used for Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey and then a local brewery’s oatmeal stout.
The whiskey found in the Hickory Smoked bottle has a smoky flavor as a result of maturing in barrels with charred hickory staves.
The High Angel’s Share Barrel bottle was named for the higher than normal evaporation (or angel’s share) that occurred during the aging process.
The whiskey found in the Jamaican Allspice bottle was finished with Jamaican Allspice wood for approximately 180 days before being bottled.
The state of Tennessee takes its name from the Native American word “Tenasqui” dating back to the year 1567.
Known as Unaged Tennessee Rye, this was the first time in over 100 years the Jack Daniel Distillery had used a new grain recipe.
Officially released at the Distillery on August 11, 2012, the original White Rabbit bottle celebrates the 120th Anniversary of the opening of the Jack Daniel’s White Rabbit Saloon.
This liqueur blend was introduced in Germany but quickly became available in many markets around the world in subsequent years.
This liqueur blend quickly became an annual Holiday tradition for Jack Daniel’s enthusiasts.
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