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Died in home drunkenly clutching top of Jameson bottle (8)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

demijohn

Here is my best explanation:

'bottle' is the definition.

(demijohn is a kind of bottle)

'died in home drunkenly clutching top of jameson' is the subsidiary indication.

'died' becomes 'd'.

'drunkenly' is an anagram indicator.

'clutching' indicates putting letters inside.

'top of' says to take the initial letters.

The initial letter of 'jameson' is 'j'.

'd'+'in'+'home'='dinhome'

'dinhome' anagrammed gives 'demiohn'.

'demiohn' going around 'j' is 'demijohn'.

This clue was last seen in The Guardian

(Other definitions for demijohn that I've seen before include "Large bottle, often in wicker case", "Large bulbous bottle (with wicker cover?)", "Large bottle for wine storage", "Large bottle for half-Jack?", "Wickerwork bottle", "Bottle for storing wine", "Large bottle usually in a wicker cover", "Large bottle with narrow neck for storing wine", "Large bottle with a short narrow neck" and "Large, small-handled bottle".)

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