Liquor of all types–whiskey, bourbon, rye, gin, cognac, scotch, etc. was bottled in a wide variety of bottle shapes and sizes ranging from small flasks that held a few ounces to fifths and quarts and then larger demijohns and carboys that held gallons. Liquor bottle diversity is complex in depth and variety. There are definitive trends in shapes that mark a bottle as very likely to have been used primarily or initially as a container for high alcohol spirits intended for internal consumption, “medicinal” or otherwise.
Let’s go into the gallery. Click on a spirits bottle below!