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    Post Kentuckys best kept secret Ale-8-One

    Having gone to Kentucky many times when my Mom was living I found a wonderful Kentucky best kept secret back then Ale-8-one Ginger Ale it is just wonderful with Bourbon! It is a special Ginger Ale only made in Winchester KY made since 1926 it is a mix of fruit flavors and ginger and with Whiskey it is just awesome. I was lucky enough to have someone bring me some last summer after years and been using it since! So not only do great Whiskies come from KY but also an amazing Ginger Ale. I first found it back in the early 1980's and always brought some home. If you Live there give it a try as the soda you use to mix!
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    Re: Kentuckys best kept secret Ale-8-One

    And it's great on its own, as well.
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    Re: Kentuckys best kept secret Ale-8-One

    Dave,

    I picked up some of the Ale-8-one on the recommendation from Chuck Cowdry. Another great ginger ale is Blenheim's. There's diet, regular and spicy. the spicy is very strong and goes very well with a higher proof rye.
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    Re: Kentuckys best kept secret Ale-8-One

    I'm a big fan of Blenheim's, too. I like the current product, but it's probably my imagination that it was better before the South of the Border folks bought it and put it in those tall clear bottles.

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    Re: Kentuckys best kept secret Ale-8-One

    We were going to pick some up while in Kentucky, especially since Smokinjoe told us where we could get it......but we forgot. Next time.
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    Re: Kentuckys best kept secret Ale-8-One

    Don't forget, that if you have a real hankerin' for it, you can order it from their website.
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    Re: Kentuckys best kept secret Ale-8-One

    Having grown up in the bluegrass, I always have a hankerin for some ale-8. I may have to order some. Thanks for the tip Joe.

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    Re: Kentucky's best kept secret Ale-8-One

    Quote Originally Posted by smokinjoe View Post
    Don't forget, that if you have a real hankerin' for it, you can order it from their website.

    Ale-8-One was on the "to get" list to be included in the Kentucky Drawl table during the BTOTY competition....

    Well...I'm not a big fan of ginger ale so I just assumed that it would be on my grocery store shelf...Wrong...New Haven had none...Bardstown Wal-Mart and Kroger had none...Elizabethtown, Kroger and Wal-Mart had none...same with Hillview none at Wal-Mart and Kroger After all those rounds I decided to let it go...

    I see that it's bottled in Winchester, KY http://ale8one.com/..
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    Re: Kentucky's best kept secret Ale-8-One

    Quote Originally Posted by boone View Post
    Ale-8-One was on the "to get" list to be included in the Kentucky Drawl table during the BTOTY competition....

    Well...I'm not a big fan of ginger ale so I just assumed that it would be on my grocery store shelf...Wrong...New Haven had none...Bardstown Wal-Mart and Kroger had none...Elizabethtown, Kroger and Wal-Mart had none...same with Hillview none at Wal-Mart and Kroger After all those rounds I decided to let it go...

    I see that it's bottled in Winchester, KY http://ale8one.com/..
    Bettye Jo it is awesome Ginger Ale all the years I have not been to KY I have remembered it well My boss was down Last yr and got me some it is a Product of Winchester Ky only and a true KY secret! Also wanted to say again How Much I love your Evan Williams Egg Nog I will be getting a case of it again this year went through 1 1/2 cases last 10 months! I like it with Beer and the Bourbon Flavor just jumps out! Another Great product from Heaven Hills!
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    Re: Kentucky's best kept secret Ale-8-One

    We just finished a 21,000 case order of egg nogg last night...We've been pumping it out in mass quantities...We can't keep up...next week we start 12 hour shifts ... plus Saturday. No life, till we catch up
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