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I exhibit 4 of the 7 labels of my collection. Other labels differ only in details. Undisplayed labels are variations with minor differences.

Rum labels

Ron ANCAP - ANCAP (uy_2)


Bahia - ANCAP (uy1)


98 x 130 mm (3.9" x 5.1")
Ron del Navegante - ANCAP (uy2)
Ron del Navegante

Ron del Navegante

99 x 132 mm (3.9" x 5.2")
Ron del Navegante - Carta Blanca - ANCAP (uy6)
Ron del Navegante - Carta Blanca

Ron del Navegante - Carta Blanca

99 x 132 mm (3.9" x 5.2")
Espinillar Robe - ANCAP (uy5)
Espinillar Robe

Espinillar Robe

101 x 132 mm (4" x 5.2")
Capirinha Bella Flor - ANCAP (uy_1)
Capirinha Bella Flor

Capirinha Bella Flor


Article 1 of ANCAP’s institutional Act number 8.764 of October 15, 1931 states that a state industrial entity is established "under the name of "Administración Nacional de Combustibles, Alcohol y Portland" (National Administration of Fuel, Alcohol and Portland)", in order to "operate and manage the national alcohol and fuel monopoly and to import, rectify and sell oil and oil by-products and to manufacture portland cement ".Act of Establishment of ANCAP

ANCAP imports big volumes of solid fuels as a consequence of the Second World War, and also uses firewood for boilers in its Capurro alcohol distillery.

The highest production of alcohol using corn as raw material is obtained.

Paysandú Distillery was installed in 1946 and finally commissioned in 1948, after testing was performed by the technical staff of Capurro Distillery.
Paysandú Plant is located at a distance of 400 km from Montevideo and only 7 km from the city of Paysandú, on the Northwest Uruguayan coast, over the access road to the General Artigas International Bridge that joins Uruguay and Argentina.
First the Distillery was devoted to the production of drinkable alcohols using maize – largely produced in this region - as raw material. Then, when sugar industry developed, it started processing sugar cane and sugar beet molasses and raw sugar.

1983 - 1996
Paysandú Distillery was exclusively devoted to the production of alcohols and phlegmas from sugars and molasses (largely produced in the region).

Since 1996, the retrofitting of the sugar industry resulted in the elimination of practically all raw material sources. Under these circumstances, and after the renewal of part of the equipment, the grain alcohol production plant at Paysandú Distillery resumed operations.

ANCAP starts the process for the incorporation of its Alcohols Division into a mixed-economy system through a call for bids among the companies interested in associating for grain alcohol manufacturing.

[Source: Company's web site, cited 2003]

Here are full texts from the labels

uy_2: Ron ANCAP

uy1: Ron Blanco Bahia; Elaborado en Uruguay; Cont neto 1 L; La Selecta Mezcla de Mieles de Cana de Azucar y el Prolongado Añejamento en Cascos de Roble; Graduacion 40 G.L.; destilerias del Estado, Rambla Baltasar Brum s/n; ANCAP I.M.M. Reg. S.B. 6324/13

uy2: Cont neto 1 L; Graduacion 40 G.L.; Ron del navegante; carta de Oro - Extra Añejo; ANCAP, Rambla Baltasar Brum s/n; Elaborado en Uruguay; La Selecta Mezcla de Mieles de Cana de Azucar y el Prolongado Añejamento en Cascos de Roble, Brindan su Sabor tan Especial

uy6: Carta Blanca Añejo; Ron del Navegante; La selecta mezcla de mieles de cana de azucar y el prolongado añejamiento en cascos de roble, brian su sabor tan especial; 40% vol; Cont Neto 1 Litro; Producido por CABA S.A. - Rambla Baltasar Burn S/N; Reg. Analisis ANCAP Na 1/505 - I.M.M. Reg S.R.A. Na 602/13; Producto del Mercosur / Industria Uruguaya

uy5: Reservado extra añejo; Espinillar Robe; Años 10 en barril; Elaborado por: ANCAP rambla Baltasar Brum s/n; Comercializa: CABA S.A.Capurro s/n; Reg. Analisis ANCAP nc 001/886; I.M.M. Reg S.R.A. Na 602/25; 40% vol; cont. neto 1000 c.c.; Industria Uruguaya

uy_1: Capirinha Bella Flor

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