Pakistan has a Distillery…

Pakistan has a Distillery…

Did you know that there is a distillery in Pakistan? Alcohol consumption is illegal, but that wasn’t made law until 1979 by the Hudood Ordinance. The Murree Brewery is the oldest and largest brewery in Pakistan. It doesn’t have much competition (is almost a monopoly there) due to the government’s strict regulation of alcohol. Murree Brewery Company Ltd. was established in 1860 to provide beer for British soldiers and personnel stationed in India. The brewery struggled through water shortages, natural disasters, and different ownership, but has survived through it all. In the 1960’s the brewery began distilling and aging single malt whiskey. They now have over 500,000 liters of whiskey aging in their underground storage cellars. They age a 12 year old and released...