The 750 ml decanter will be fitted with a special Four Roses bourbon, which was hand-selected during a tasting visit to the maker's bottling facility in Cox's Creek, KY by Secretariat owner Penny Chenery, The decanter honors the 40th anniversary of the Triple Crown win by Secretariat, one of the most popular thoroughbreds in racing history.
The ceramic decanters and bottles were created by the Secretariat team in the style of Seventies' era collectible decanters that became popular among whisky connoisseurs. The bourbon is poured through a detachable lid in the jockey's head.
In addition to the collectible decanters, Four Roses will produce 3500 commemorative Secretariat bottles containing Chenery's private bourbon selection. One side will list the horse's unmatched finishing times in the triple Crown races: Kentucky Derby, Belmont Stakes and Preakness Stakes. The bottle's neck sports a band of blue and white checks, the Meadow Stables' jockey silks.
Proceeds from the sale of the bottles and decanters will be dedicated toward preserving the history of the Kentucky Derby at the Derby Museum, and benefitting equine-related causes within the racing industry through the Secretariat Foundation.