I think it's ironic that Brown-Forman, who is very much in the ceramic pottery and container business in the form of Lennox china, has had few if any examples of their bourbon in Lennox-made containers. There was a similar fad in the fifties, only with ornate glass decanter-looking bottles, and Old Forester did use some of those. They were popular at Christmas.
Royal Daulton and Regal are the companies that seemed to make most of the bourbon decanters, and I think Regal was owned by Standard Brands, which might have been an influence. For awhile it was almost as if Jim Beam was a collectible decanter company that offered free bourbon with every purchase
. The decanters seemed to stop abruptly about the same time they acquired all the National Distillers' brands, although I don't know what the other distilleries' excuse was.