Whisky Business For The Government Of Uruguay

The government of Uruguay makes Scotch whisky. It also makes and sells rum, vodka and cognac, and has done so for nearly a century.   

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    In this Aug. 22, 2013 photo, an employee inspects a bottle of Mac Pay whisky on a production line at the Ancap plant where Mac Pay is bottled in Montevideo, Uruguay. Inspired by the late President Jose Batlle y Ordonez, Uruguayâs congress created in the 1930's Ancap, a state fuel and liquor monopoly that still refines imported oil and distills liquor at side-by-side plants in Montevideo. (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico)
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    This Aug. 22, 2013 photo shows part of an Ancap plant where alcohol is distilled in Montevideo, Uruguay. Inspired by the late President Jose Batlle y Ordonez, Uruguayâs congress created in the 1930's Ancap, a state fuel and liquor monopoly that still refines imported oil and distills liquor at side-by-side plants in Montevideo. (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico)
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    In this Aug. 21, 2013 photo, bottles of liquor line a bar shelf in downtown Montevideo, Uruguay. The government of Uruguay makes Scotch whisky. It also makes and sells rum, vodka and cognac, and has done so for nearly a century. President Jose Mujica says Uruguayâs long experience at the center of the nationâs liquor business makes it more than capable of dominating another addictive substance: marijuana. (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico)
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    In this Aug. 21, 2013 photo, a man sits with a drink in hand at a downtown bar in Montevideo, Uruguay. The government of Uruguay makes Scotch whisky. It also makes and sells rum, vodka and cognac, and has done so for nearly a century. President Jose Mujica says Uruguayâs long experience at the center of the nationâs liquor business makes it more than capable of dominating another addictive substance: marijuana. (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico)
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