Lionstone Lion toby jug produced in Japan in 1973 for Lionstone Distillery of Lawrenceburg, Kentucky. The Lionstone Lion was the logo and mascot of Lionstone Distilleries. Lionstone did not manufacture whiskey but was a distributor of figural whiskey bottles during the 1970s. The whisky was purchased from a variety of Kentucky distillers in Bardstown, Lawrenceburg, and the surrounding area. Lionstone bottles incorporate a great deal of detail and realism in their designs and mostly were issued in series form, the most popular among collectors being the Western series. Lionstone distributed figural whiskey bottles between 1971 and 1980. By 1977, the company was touting the bottles as Sculptured Porcelain Limited Edition pieces. The lion's tail curls up to form the handle of the jug.