Whiskey Jug

What is this?
This is a whiskey jug.

Who made this jug?
Enoch Spinks Craven made this jug around 1870 in Randolph County.

Why is it shaped like this?
Whiskey jugs were made with wide bases. The wide base prevented the jug from tipping over. Also the jug has one handle unlike the syrup jug that has two handles. Why the difference? Syrup weighs more than whiskey, therefore the heavier jugs need two hands for easier lifting.