Bottle size called "General"?

I got into a conversation yesterday with a seemingly knowledgable gentleman who insisted that he had been given a couple of very large empty bottles in a size called “General”. I’ve never heard of this designation and couldn’t find it in any source I’ve tried so far.

Anyone familiar with it?


My guess would be…

Jeroboam (a.k.a. Double Magnum)


Well, sure, but he was very certain it was “General”.

Peter, this can’t be the first time you’ve interacted with someone with a faulty memory!

Maybe, but he doesn’t recall. [snort.gif]


The guy was telling me he and his wife had been at Justin Meyer’s funeral, so I probably gave him more cred than he deserved.

Ancient astronaut theorists say yes.