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Country and Western drinks (5)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

wales

'country' is the definition.
(country of the UK)

'western drinks' is the wordplay.
'western' becomes 'w'.
'drinks' becomes 'ales' (ale is a kind of drink).
'w'+'ales'='WALES'

'and' is the link.

(Other definitions for wales that I've seen before include "UK country" , "Former principality" , "Cymru" , "Part of 1" , "Part of Great Britain" .)

I've seen this clue in The Globe and Mail.
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