This jug's contents was produced by "Ben Wyvis", a distillery of single malt Scotch whisky that operated between 1879 and 1926 in Dingwall in the Scottish Highlands. The bottle was manufactured in Scotland for the distillery, and quite likely was smuggled into the USA during the prohibition (1920-1926), we know this as the domestic bottles had Ben Wyvis stamped into the jugs shoulder, but Whisky illegally exported into America was bottled in unmarked jugs to reduce the chances of them being traced.
This is a rare 1/2 gallon jug, the neck and handle are in a light brown and the body of the jug is in a tan colored glaze, it is in near mint condition, no chips no cracks no repairs, just some light rubs along the shoulder. The jug measures about 7 1/2" tall by 4 1/2" diameter at the shoulder, it is a really unusual stoneware piece with an interesting history that would be a great addition to a collection. See photos for more detail.
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