J. W. Dant American Legion 50th Anniversary Commemorative Bourbon DecanterJ. W. Dant American Legion 50th Anniversary Commemorative Bourbon DecanterJ. W. Dant American Legion 50th Anniversary Commemorative Bourbon DecanterJ. W. Dant American Legion 50th Anniversary Commemorative Bourbon DecanterJ. W. Dant American Legion 50th Anniversary Commemorative Bourbon DecanterJ. W. Dant American Legion 50th Anniversary Commemorative Bourbon DecanterJ. W. Dant American Legion 50th Anniversary Commemorative Bourbon DecanterJ. W. Dant American Legion 50th Anniversary Commemorative Bourbon DecanterJ. W. Dant American Legion 50th Anniversary Commemorative Bourbon DecanterJ. W. Dant American Legion 50th Anniversary Commemorative Bourbon DecanterJ. W. Dant American Legion 50th Anniversary Commemorative Bourbon Decanter

The Dant family was among the first large-scale producers of whiskey and bourbon in Kentucky owning multiple distilleries prior to prohibition. The name itself refers to Joseph W. Dant, a distiller in the 1830s who used the “log” method of distilling, where a hollowed tree trunk was used in place of a copper pot still. His sons, J. W.
Dant and J. B. Dant, continued in the distilling business. J. B. founded among other labels, Yellowstone. By 1870, J. W. Dant had established his own distillery and from that lineage, J. W. Dant bourbon arose. The Dant distilleries closed during prohibition, with Stitzel-Weller buying some of their stock and reopened in 1936, only to be sold off to the United Distillers in 1940, who sold the plant and its labels to Schenley in 1952, who revived the J. W. Dant label. It was later sold off to the United Distillers, and by 1993 the label was sold to Heaven Hill, who owns and produces it to this day.

This beautiful cobalt blue bottle held (it is empty) Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey that was distilled in 1959 and bottled in 1969 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the American Legion that was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veteran’s organization. It is the nation’s largest wartime veterans service organization. The bottle is in excellent condition with no chips or cracks. The gold seal on the front of the bottle stopper shows wear but the seal on the back of the stopper is in perfect condition. Part of the gold paper around the neck of the bottle is missing in the back. The bottle is 10 ½” tall, 4 ½” wide and 2 ½” deep.

This would be a wonderful piece of history to add to your collection. Please contact us if you have any questions. We will always consider any reasonable offer for our pieces.

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ITEM ID
PAJA-BTL-jwdant
ITEM TYPE
Vintage
PURPOSE
Barware

J. W. Dant American Legion 50th Anniversary Commemorative Bourbon Decanter

$43


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