Welcome to the Jug Dealer website – if you are a collector who has a passion
for whisky jugs or water jugs (pitchers), we may have something to interest you. If you
don’t collect, why not just browse through the following pages – perhaps
they may inspire you to start a collection!
Let us introduce ourselves – we are Alan and Jo Waterhouse, we are ex-publicans, who also happen to enjoy the odd wee dram or two, and over the years we have developed our own collection of whisky jugs and other items of breweriana. We decided that if we like collecting them, maybe other people do too, so we started this website especially for people like us.
We do treasure our collection, although relatively speaking it's not very big (yet). We have, however, duplicated some of the items over the years and we are happy to make these available for sale to other collectors. We do have many more whisky jugs than we show on the website, so if there is something you want and we don't have it displayed here then please get in touch. We may just have the jug you're looking for.
The ceramic jugs relate mainly to various Scottish Highland distilleries (some no longer in existence in their own right), who produce wonderful malt and blended whiskies. We also have some nice items from Irish whiskey distillers.
Our beer & lager jug section may be attractive to collectors who are interested in breweries, both past and present. We also have in our collection ceramic beer fonts (bar pump heads), which have been converted into table lamps, advertising trays, pub clocks and the odd bit of Guinness memorabilia.
With the No Smoking legislation that came into force in 2007, ceramic advertising ashtrays are fast becoming more collectable. We have a number for sale in the Ashtray section, some of which are ideal display companions to jugs that we have for sale. We have also added a section for water jugs which advertise cigarettes and tobacco products as we feel that these will become more difficult to get hold of in the future.
We enjoy hearing from collectors from all over the world, so please feel free to contact us and tell us about your own collection. We are also always happy to hear from people who have individual items or collections to sell. We are also happy to offer advice on individual valuations, history, or collections - within our limited knowledge.
We hope you enjoy browsing through our website. Cheers!
The site was last updated on 27th April 2013 with new items on the Whisky jugs, Beer & Lager jugs, Vintage Ashtrays and Other Breweriana sections. With Father's Day looming in the not too distant future, why not choose a special gift from our wide range of items for sale.
We hope there is something here to appeal to everyone, but if there's a specific item you would like us to watch out for on your behalf, then please let us know - we're only too happy to help.