Glenmore Whiskey Jugs

The whiskey that was produced by companies such as Glenmore were presented to the public in distinctive looking stoneware jugs. The Glenmore Whiskey jugs are among the most distinctive and are particularly popular with collectors. Jugs with two handles at the neck make great display pieces and the identifying printing on the front of the jug helps to make this a jug that will look great sitting on a shelf in the home.

Browse through the range of Glenmore Whiskey Jugs for sale below.



Vintage Glenmore Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Jug 4 5 Quart
Vintage Glenmore Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Jug 4 5 Quart
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VTG Glenmore Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Jug Bottle Stoneware 1942
VTG Glenmore Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Jug Bottle Stoneware 1942
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Vintage 1940s Glenmore Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Jug Bottle Stoneware
Vintage 1940s Glenmore Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Jug Bottle Stoneware
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VTG Glenmore Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Jug Bottle Stoneware 1941 D 8 41
VTG Glenmore Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Jug Bottle Stoneware 1941 D 8 41
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Vintage Glenmore Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Jug
Vintage Glenmore Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Jug
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Vintage Glenmore Owensboro Kentucky Whiskey Stoneware Jug 4 5 Quart
Vintage Glenmore Owensboro Kentucky Whiskey Stoneware Jug 4 5 Quart
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Glenmore Kentucky Straight Whiskey Jug Crock Decanter
Glenmore Kentucky Straight Whiskey Jug Crock Decanter
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GLENMORE KENTUCKY WHISKEY NASTY WORD WORD JUG
GLENMORE KENTUCKY WHISKEY NASTY WORD WORD JUG
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Vintage Glenmore Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Jug 4 5 Quart 7 1 2 Ins High
Vintage Glenmore Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Jug 4 5 Quart 7 1 2 Ins High
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STONEWARE GLENMORE KENTUCKY WHISKEY JUG EXCELLENT CONDITION
STONEWARE GLENMORE KENTUCKY WHISKEY JUG EXCELLENT CONDITION
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Great 1947 Glenmore KY Stoneware double handle Whiskey Jug w original labels
Great 1947 Glenmore KY Stoneware double handle Whiskey Jug w original labels
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Vintage Glenmore Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Jug
Vintage Glenmore Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Jug
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If you would like to find out more information about any of these jugs or would like to buy one, simply click on the image provided.

Collectors of crocks and stoneware jugs should take a look at the range of Glenmore Whiskey jugs available on display here. The jugs date back to around the 1940s and those that can be found in good condition make particularly valuable additions to a collection. The two-tone glaze and the shape of the jug makes this a very attractive and distinctive looking jug.

Part of the importance of these types of whiskey jugs is their place in history as they mark the progression of the country’s distilleries from the early containers to today’s glass bottles. Finding the various different sizes of Glenmore whiskey jugs will be a challenge in itself.

Glenmore Whiskey Jugs are part of a larger range of jugs that can be found for sale elsewhere on the site. For other fine and unusual whiskey jugs, moonshine jugs and crocks of all sizes and condition take a look at the stoneware jugs page or head over to the page featuring McCormick Platte Valley whiskey jugs, The Western Company crocks, Ohio Whiskey Jugs and Henry McKenna Whiskey Jugs.

McCormick Platte Valley Whiskey Jugs

Collectible whiskey jugs have originated from a number of well-known distilling companies and one of the very typical types are the stoneware jugs, or crocks as they are sometimes known, from McCormick Distilling. The jugs feature the ubiquitous cream and brown glazed finish and the blue stamped printing on the front loudly identifies the jug as coming from Platte Valley.

Browse through the range of McCormick Platte Valley Whiskey Jugs for sale below.



McCormick Platte Valley Corn Whiskey Jug
McCormick Platte Valley Corn Whiskey Jug
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PLATTE VALLEY CORN WHISKEY STONEWARE JUG EMPTY NO LID MAN CAVE DECOR
PLATTE VALLEY CORN WHISKEY STONEWARE JUG EMPTY NO LID MAN CAVE DECOR
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Vintage Platte Valley Pint Corn Whiskey Jug 1966 SC McCormick Pottery
Vintage Platte Valley Pint Corn Whiskey Jug 1966 SC McCormick Pottery
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1974 McCormick Platte Valley Corn Whiskey Stoneware Jug 11 D16 Empty Bottle
1974 McCormick Platte Valley Corn Whiskey Stoneware Jug 11 D16 Empty Bottle
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McCormick Platte Valley Straight Corn Whiskey Jug
McCormick Platte Valley Straight Corn Whiskey Jug
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McCormick Platte Valley Straight Corn Whiskey Pottery Jug Vintage
McCormick Platte Valley Straight Corn Whiskey Pottery Jug Vintage
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McCormick Platte Valley Straight Corn Whiskey Vintage Advertising Mini Jug
McCormick Platte Valley Straight Corn Whiskey Vintage Advertising Mini Jug
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McCORMICK PLATTE VALLEY CORN WHISKEY JUG DECANTER WESTON MISSOURI
McCORMICK PLATTE VALLEY CORN WHISKEY JUG DECANTER WESTON MISSOURI
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VINTAGE McCORMICK PLATTE VALLEY CORN WHISKEY STONEWARE JUG 1977 EMPTY
VINTAGE McCORMICK PLATTE VALLEY CORN WHISKEY STONEWARE JUG 1977 EMPTY
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McCormick Platte Valley Straight Corn Whiskey Jug with Cork Vintage Pottery
McCormick Platte Valley Straight Corn Whiskey Jug with Cork Vintage Pottery
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vintage PLATTE VALLEY McCormick STRAIGHT CORN WHISKEY JUG SEALED empty BOTTLE
vintage PLATTE VALLEY McCormick STRAIGHT CORN WHISKEY JUG SEALED empty BOTTLE
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Vintage McCormick PLATTE VALLEY Straight Corn Whiskey Crock Jug Bottle whisky
Vintage McCormick PLATTE VALLEY Straight Corn Whiskey Crock Jug Bottle whisky
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If you would like to find out more information about any of these jugs or would like to buy one, simply click on the image provided.

This distillery is the oldest continuously operating distillery in the US and has produced a long line of collectible stoneware whiskey jugs. The crocks that have been produced over the years provide us with a great timeline of the progress of the company. Look for crocks and jugs in fine condition with no chips or cracks and, preferably, with a cork still in place in the top.

These jugs are the perfect types of jugs for collectors to build a quality collection from. The age and the history behind these jugs are superior to just about any jugs from the US.

McCormick Platte Valley Whiskey Jugs are part of a larger range of jugs that can be found for sale elsewhere on the site. For other fine and unusual whiskey jugs, moonshine jugs and crocks of all sizes and condition take a look at the stoneware jugs page as well as the Henry McKenna Whiskey jugs, The Western Stoneware Company crocks and the Glenmore Whiskey jugs pages.

Kentucky Whiskey Jugs

The long and successful Kentucky whiskey industry has resulted in the creation of a number of fine storage containers. Kentucky whisky jugs are part of the history of the industry and they also present a great opportunity to buy fine collectible examples.

Displayed below is a selection of fine Kentucky whiskey jugs, with the vast majority of them having been made out of stoneware pottery. They are available in a range of sizes and feature the plain white stoneware exterior with cobalt blue writing and illustrated design.

Kentucky Whiskey Jugs For Sale



Vintage Stoneware Whiskey Jug Henry McKenna Fairfield Kentucky Nelson
Vintage Stoneware Whiskey Jug Henry McKenna Fairfield Kentucky Nelson
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PSALE KENTUCKY HENRY MCKENNA STONEWARE 4 5 QUART WHISKEY DECANTER JUG with CORK
PSALE KENTUCKY HENRY MCKENNA STONEWARE 4 5 QUART WHISKEY DECANTER JUG with CORK
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Vintage Rare Kentucky Whiskey Jugs Salt  Pepper Shakers
Vintage Rare Kentucky Whiskey Jugs Salt Pepper Shakers
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Vintage Glenmore Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Jug 4 5 Quart
Vintage Glenmore Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Jug 4 5 Quart
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VTG Glenmore Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Jug Bottle Stoneware 1942
VTG Glenmore Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Jug Bottle Stoneware 1942
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Vintage Henry McKenna 4 5 Qt Whiskey Jug Kentucky Cork Stopper
Vintage Henry McKenna 4 5 Qt Whiskey Jug Kentucky Cork Stopper
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HENRY MCKENNA STONEWARE 4 5 QUART WHISKEY DECANTER JUG with CORK KENTUCKY
HENRY MCKENNA STONEWARE 4 5 QUART WHISKEY DECANTER JUG with CORK KENTUCKY
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VINTAGE HENRY MCKENNA STONEWARE JUG FOR HANDMADE KENTUCKY WHISKEY 1 2 GALLON
VINTAGE HENRY MCKENNA STONEWARE JUG FOR HANDMADE KENTUCKY WHISKEY 1 2 GALLON
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ca1880 1890 IW HARPER NELSON CO KENTUCKY WHISKEY HANDLED STONEWARE JUG
ca1880 1890 IW HARPER NELSON CO KENTUCKY WHISKEY HANDLED STONEWARE JUG
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One of the most common maker’s jugs that is available is the selection from Henry McKenna. It is possible to find all kinds of Henry McKenna jugs in sizes such as half gallon, three-quarter gallon and full gallon. These whiskey jugs all held the liquor when it was sold from the distillery.

These containers are now highly collectible items, particularly the jugs that have been inscribed with the whiskey maker’s name and the year in which it was released. Collectors should become familiar with the distinctive markings that have been applied to the early whiskey jugs if they are to collect them based on the years in which they were first used or on the manufacturer who used them.

If you are particularly interested in the history of Kentucky whiskey making and the containers in which they were distributed, the selection of jugs available should prove to be very interesting indeed. The use of Kentucky bourbon jugs provided the early customers with an attractive storage method, although they were eventually replaced by bottles as a matter of convenience.

We have provided further resources dealing with the various types of whiskey jugs or moonshine jugs as they were sometimes referred to. You can read about ways of decorating with stoneware whiskey jugs or you can buy a stoneware whisky jug. For something a bit different you whould look at the range of pottery face jugs for sale too.

Buy A Stoneware Whiskey Jug

Add some character to the home with a Stoneware whiskey jug placed on display in the dining room or on the kitchen bench. Finding antique whiskey jugs for sale can be a very rewarding pastime and their placement in a room as a feature or accent piece can help set the tone very nicely.

Antique Stoneware whiskey jugs are tremendous examples of old style pottery that is both instantly recognisable and a great way to celebrate history. These antique jugs will provide a decorative touch to a room that is decorated in a more rustic style. Browse through the range of Stoneware whiskey jugs for sale below.

Buy A Stoneware Whiskey Jug

 



ANTIQUE PRIMITIVE COUNTRY USA AKRON CROWN ART STONEWARE WHISKY BOTTLE JUG CROCK
ANTIQUE PRIMITIVE COUNTRY USA AKRON CROWN ART STONEWARE WHISKY BOTTLE JUG CROCK
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Antique Brown Stoneware Beehive Moonshine Whiskey Jug
Antique Brown Stoneware Beehive Moonshine Whiskey Jug
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Vintage 60s Munros King of Kings Scotch Whisky Stoneware DECANTER pottery jug
Vintage 60s Munros King of Kings Scotch Whisky Stoneware DECANTER pottery jug
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Vintage SNUFFY SMITH COMIC Stoneware Whiskey Jug Piggy Bank Souvenir of ChattTN
Vintage SNUFFY SMITH COMIC Stoneware Whiskey Jug Piggy Bank Souvenir of ChattTN
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ESTATES VINTAGE JACK DANIELS JUG TENNESSEE WHISKY STONEWARE TWO TONE Old No 7
ESTATES VINTAGE JACK DANIELS JUG TENNESSEE WHISKY STONEWARE TWO TONE Old No 7
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Phi Delta Theta Toga Party 1978 Stoneware Crock USA Qt Whiskey Jug Brown Tan
Phi Delta Theta Toga Party 1978 Stoneware Crock USA Qt Whiskey Jug Brown Tan
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4 Gallon Antique Beehive Salt Glaze Cobalt Blue Decorated Stoneware Whiskey Jug
4 Gallon Antique Beehive Salt Glaze Cobalt Blue Decorated Stoneware Whiskey Jug
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Vintage Stoneware Whiskey Jug Henry McKenna Fairfield Kentucky Nelson
Vintage Stoneware Whiskey Jug Henry McKenna Fairfield Kentucky Nelson
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Vintage Stoneware Crock Jug Moonshine Whiskey 12 appx almost 11 lb
Vintage Stoneware Crock Jug Moonshine Whiskey 12 appx almost 11 lb
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Vintage Stoneware Crock Jug Widemouth Moonshine Whiskey appx 95 5lb 11oz
Vintage Stoneware Crock Jug Widemouth Moonshine Whiskey appx 95 5lb 11oz
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Vintage Stoneware Crock Jug Moonshine Whiskey appx 7 3lb 4oz
Vintage Stoneware Crock Jug Moonshine Whiskey appx 7 3lb 4oz
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Vintage Platte Valley Stoneware Crock Jug Corn Whiskey Small 5 c1953
Vintage Platte Valley Stoneware Crock Jug Corn Whiskey Small 5 c1953
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Finding items to use as decorative touches in the home can be difficult, particularly if you aren’t sure exactly what the final effect will look like. Using a Stoneware whiskey jug is an imaginative way to add a rustic return to a previous time to the room. Not only do these jugs provide interest and charm they can be used as a vessel to hold liquids.

Placing a range of stoneware whiskey jugs of differing sizes on the kitchen bench as a display feature is sure to add a great deal of character to the room. The type of jugs that many people consider to be the typical looking stoneware whiskey jugs are properly described as two-toned stoneware featuring a slip top and glazed bottom.

Take some care when buying these old-style jugs that they are in good condition and that there are no cracks in the surface. A jug that is in fine or better condition will provide a valuable piece that will be more than a decorative item.

There is a tremendous amount of history behind the manufacture and use of old stoneware whiskey jugs from the early storage days to their use in the manufacture of illicit moonshine during prohibition. The early 20th century whiskey jugs provide some of the most collectible jugs available and they make terrific decorative features for placement around the kitchen or dining room or in use as water jugs.

Collectors of stoneware should not be able to go past some of the gorgeous old jugs that can be picked up for very reasonable prices. Not only will they look good in your home but the process of picking up pottery whiskey jugs can also provide you with some very interesting insights into the history of the whiskey industry in the country.

The early stoneware whiskey jugs were not actually used for storing or transporting whiskey. In fact, they were used as promotional tools as a means of marketing the products. Free promotional whiskey jugs were used to serve water as a mixer and the advertising that was placed on the side meant that these jugs became the decorative whiskey jugs that are now very popular decorative items.

Although there are quite a lot of different types of whiskey jugs produced by some of the more important pottery manufacturers, the practice of collecting them did not really take off until more recent times. It is now recognised that decorating with old whiskey jugs, particularly those that have been given an attractive finish with either a distinctive or colourful design, is a great way of adding to the look of an area.

Certain types of jugs may be very distinctive and could be easily spotted as a more valuable jug, something that other people might overlook. As a quick example it is very likely that if you spot a white antique whiskey jug with blue writing it could be a Henry McKenna whiskey jug. As far as antique whiskey jugs go these jugs do not necessarily cost a great deal of money but their decorative and historical value is quite strong.

An interesting variation on what might be considered to be the classical stoneware whiskey jug is a jug that is known either as a horseshoe stoneware jug or a Stiles Jug. You can read more about these types of jugs on our Horseshoe Stoneware Jug page.

Notable and Collectable Whiskey Jugs

There are many ways to go about collecting whiskey jugs and, ultimately, it is going to be up to your personal preferences for what you feel is pleasing to the eye or important. Described below are a few different variations of the stoneware whiskey jug, some of them are specific to a particular manufacturer and others are more descriptive of a whiskey jug style.

Beehive Style Whiskey Jug

The beehive jug is an early stoneware design that was used by a number of pottery companies to provide substantial liquid storage. It is probably more common to find these jugs in 3 gallon, 4 gallon and 5 gallon sizes although they were also regularly made in gallon sizes too. The beehive jugs were usually hand turned and this meant that it is quite common to see a slight variance in size from one to the other.

The beehive jug is a solid looking stoneware jug that provided a durable container that also kept its contents nice and cool for long periods of time. They were often given a salt glaze or a dark brown glaze with the occasional jug provided with a more decorative finish of some kind of painted feature.

Beehive jugs make extremely attractive decorative vessels for placement in places such as a fireplace mantel, the windowsill or as a feature placed on the floor, perhaps with a dried flower arrangement coming out of the top. Even if they are left unadorned they can look very impressive.

An example of a beehive jug that has become very popular with collectors is the Red Wing jug. Red Wing beehive jugs were available in sets of three different sizes – three, four and five gallon linked together by the design that was used on the front. We have created a separate post that provides more information about Red Wing Stoneware Jugs.

RCP Co Akron Ohio Stoneware Jugs

The jugs that you might see marked as RCP Co. Akron Ohio were made by Robinson Clay Products Co. in the early 1900s. Some of the jugs made by RCP Co. have a distinctive blue and white band around the pale salt glazed body of the jug. Others feature the more usual bi-tone dark brown glazed top and white body that is more synonymous with a whiskey jug. The markings of these jugs are stamped on the bottom identifying them as from R.C.P. Co. Some of these jugs are the types of old collectible jugs that are fascinating to research because much of it will involve the development and history of the company itself.

Detrick Distilling Stoneware Jugs

There are some very interesting whiskey jugs that originated from the Detrick Distilling Co. The company was first operated as a milling company from 1884 before turning to the business of distilling the grain and selling it as liquor. The company became known as the Detrick Milling and Distilling Company and operated until 1919 out of Tippecanoe City, Ohio.

There are still a sizable number of Detrick whiskey jugs in circulation today and the most famous are the 4-1/2” stoneware motto jugs that feature a common toast or slogan emblazoned on the side. An example of what these small jugs look like is pictured over there on the right. There are twelve of these mini whiskey jugs featuring the following mottos:

"As I go up the hill of prosperity, may I never meet a friend."
"Eat, drink and be merry."
"While we live, let's live."
"May fortune ever smile on you."
"To err is human, to forgive divine."
"There's always more from where I came."
"I am always welcome wherever I go."
"A friend in need is a friend indeed."
"When you see me you will always smile."
"If you try me once you will try me again."
"Drink weary Pilgrim, for tomorrow you may die."
"Rye on Toast."

The following is a selection of the various different types of whiskey jug manufacturers that you may want to consider when buying a stoneware jug: Ohio stoneware whiskey jugs, Glenmore whiskey jugs, McCormick Platte Valley whiskey jugs, Henry McKenna whiskey jugs, The Western Company crocks and jugs.

Alternatively you might be looking for a stoneware jug in a specific size. The most common sizes found include 1 gallon jugs, 2 gallon jugs, 3 gallon jugs, 4 gallon jugs and 5 gallon jugs.