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    Best Ginger Ale for mixing with bourbon

    Pretty simple question I think. I dont really like Canada Dry or Seagrams. They dont taste very gingery. Ive heard good things about ale 8-1 but dont really want to pay the prices to have it shipped. Any of the national brands worth buying?

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    Re: Best Ginger Ale for mixing with bourbon

    Blenheims Red Cap and it ain't close.

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    Re: Best Ginger Ale for mixing with bourbon

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOldKyDram View Post
    Blenheims Red Cap and it ain't close.
    100% agree but fire that bourbon out the door sub a straight rye and enjoy!
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    Re: Best Ginger Ale for mixing with bourbon

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOldKyDram View Post
    Blenheims Red Cap and it ain't close.
    Quote Originally Posted by WAINWRIGHT View Post
    100% agree but fire that bourbon out the door sub a straight rye and enjoy!
    Both these guys are 100% correct.
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    Re: Best Ginger Ale for mixing with bourbon

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOldKyDram View Post
    Blenheims Red Cap and it ain't close.
    Hey will I be able to pick some of this while in Bardstown in a couple if weeks? I've heard about this before from you and others. Would really like to try it. Where can I find some again?

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    Re: Best Ginger Ale for mixing with bourbon

    It's really good stuff, but not cheap if you have to order it. http://www.blenheimgingerale.com/
    I've never tried GTS with any sort of soda. Maybe I'm missing out; but I'm OK with that.

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    Re: Best Ginger Ale for mixing with bourbon

    In addition to Schwepps, Canada Dry, and Seagrams, I can get Vernors, Hansens, and Sprechers at places in or near WashDC (although Sprechers requires a trek to Virginia to a custard place run by a Wisconsin transplant, and I can't go in without buying a quart of chocolate and eating it before leaving).

    Hansens is available at Whole Foods - we asked and they started carrying it. Hansens also makes fruit sodas that mix well with spirits.

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    Re: Best Ginger Ale for mixing with bourbon

    Quote Originally Posted by whiskeyagonzo View Post
    Hey will I be able to pick some of this while in Bardstown in a couple if weeks? I've heard about this before from you and others. Would really like to try it. Where can I find some again?
    And adding to Joe's link on purchasing Blenheim's it is not even sold in Kentucky. You might be confusing it with Ale-8-One which is a local Kentucky made and loved Ginger Ale.
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    Re: Best Ginger Ale for mixing with bourbon

    Quote Originally Posted by T Comp View Post
    Blenheim's it is not even sold in Kentucky.
    Although marked as sold out, Blenheim's is listed on the TPS website Thad.
    Bardstown or Bust

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    Re: Best Ginger Ale for mixing with bourbon

    The best is the kind that stays in the can and is never poured in your bourbon glass.
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