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17 Apr
2013

Here at Blenheim Ginger Ale we are always interested in what people think of our products. Our ginger ale dates back 110 years to 1903 when Dr. R.C. Mays began adding Jamaican ginger to the mineral spring waters found in Blenheim, SC to improve the strong taste. To this day, Blenheim Ginger Ale remains a small, family-run boutique soda company with a product that delights and enthralls some, but can be a sensory overload to other folks delicate little taste buds.

We recently found this review of Blenheim Old #3 Red Cap on the Soda Tasting Youtube Channel. It’s a pretty good representation of how people feel about our powerful ginger ale. Some love the spicy smackdown on their tongue, while it’s a bit too much for others. Of course, we also offer a slightly tamer version with a little less heat, but that same full-flavor ginger kick. Our #5 Gold Cap Blenheim Ginger Ale is pretty smooth, but with a giant ginger flavor that outshines that dull ginger ale in dull plastic bottles from the grocery store.

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The Hot Diggity Philly guys also gave us quick little shout out. They carry a great selection of small, independent sodas from all over the country, and we are glad they have included Blenheim Ginger Ale in their shop.

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But our favorite video is from Act Three’s channel. His friends have apparently challenged him to chug a bottle of our spicy Old #3 Red cap, and being a brave soul he accepts the challenge. The look on his face and his expression when he finishes the bottle is priceless. And he ends it with what should be our new slogan~”Now that’s a ginger ale”.

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If you want to share your reviews on Good Ole Blenheim, you can Tweet us @GoodOleBlenhiem or check in with us on the Blenheim Ginger Ale Facebook Page.

Our new Store Locator Interactive Map will help you find a vendor near you that carries Blenheim Ginger Ale, or you can order from our Webstore and we will ship you a case of Blenheim Ginger Ale directly to your doorstep.

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01 Feb
2011

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Just like almost everyone else this time of year, our thoughts here at Blenheim Ginger Ale turn to one thing. The BIG GAME. The Big Game is right around the corner, and you have the Buffalo wings, pizza, chips and dip ready to go. You also have a 6 pack of your favorite beverage getting icy cold in the fridge. Yep, 6 tall frosty bottles of Blenheim Ginger Ale just waiting to be poured out and turned into a cocktail, or served straight up over ice.

No ordinary glass is fit for your icy cold and fiery hot Good Ole Blenheim Ginger Ale. So what do you put your Old #3 into? We can’t think of too many things better than a customized Blenheim Ginger Ale glass. Since you’re already surfing the web reading this, we suggest you point your browser toward Etsy. Etsy is an online store that specializes in handmade crafts. There you will find the Bottlehood store that carries a line of uniquely handcrafted tumblers and vases. They have turned empty Blenheim Ginger Ale bottles into tumblers to hold your cocktail creations. These incredible artists from San Diego upcycle  non-returnable glass bottles to help save the environment, and create beautiful art at the same time.

Ok, now that the adults have their beverages in hand, how about the kids? Need something a little milder for the young ones? Once you have your new Blenheim Ginger Ale glass, fill it up about half way with your kid’s favorite Blenheim flavor and add a big scoop of vanilla ice cream. Then top your glass off with little more ginger ale for the tastiest ice cream float on the planet. It’s creamy, cool and spicy all at the same time. Kids will love a Blenheim Ginger Ale float to go with their pizza rolls.

This great idea came from one of our fans on our official Blenheim Facebook page. We also can be found on Twitter. Everyone at Blenheim Ginger Ale and the entire Schafer family wish you much joy and prosperity in the New Year.

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18 Dec
2010

Wow, Blenheim Ginger Ale Fans! That’s all we can say about the tremendous response we have been getting to last months online store opening. Thank you so much for all the messages and orders. We made the store available around 3:00am Eastern Time and by 6:00am we had our first order. A night owl from California grabbed up the first factory direct shipment of spicy Blenheim Ginger Ale bottles.

From then on, the orders for Old #3 Hot, #5 Not as Hot and #9 Diet have been coming in steady and strong. A test email newsletter went out to 10% of our email subscribers. About 60% of you opened and read our letter, over 3 times the national average. To read more about the online store, be sure to check out last month’s blog for the full story. And please realize we are a small boutique family run ginger ale company. We don’t crank out thousands of bottles every day, but rest assured you get the best quality ginger ale on the market. Besides, if you want it quick but bland you wouldn’t be looking for Blenheim Ginger Ale anyway right?

We always love to hear feedback from our fans and customers. It doesn’t matter if it’s just a quick hello, a new recipe idea or long love letter about your passion for Blenheim. We welcome them all. One of our biggest requests has been for more products featuring the Blenheim Ginger Ale name and logo. We have a few things in the works and hope to announce them very soon. Make sure you stay turned to the blog through our RSS feed, follow us on Twitter and join our Facebook page for all the latest developments on Good Ole Blenheim Ginger Ale.

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blenheimshrine_websiteAll of us here at Blenheim Ginger Ale in Hamer, South Carolina are blessed to have the most passionate, creative and loyal fans of any soft drink on the planet. Our addictively spicy ginger ale warps the senses on the first taste and traps the drinker in a state of bliss that lasts beyond the borders of South Carolina. We receive notes, order requests and fan mail from all over the globe, and today we will recognize some of our hardcore followers.

Our biggest fan is undoubtedly Blenny from Blenheim Shrine. He has developed an entire website devoted to Blenheim Ginger that has been around much longer than our own site. For many years he has carried the torch for the fire of Blenheim on the web with a comprehensive history, blog and list of suppliers. He also has a Facebook fan page devoted to Blenheim. Another small site that has been around for a decade, Brent Aliverti has a page on his Antimatter Containment Field site with the original flyer copy that used to come with every order of Blenheim Ginger Ale.

Sydney Vaughn is big Blenheim Ginger Ale junkie as well. His email said “I’ve been drinking Blenheim since living in eastern NC in the 70s and it is truly incomparable.” He was kind enough to send us a drink recipe he calls the “Jim and Ginger.” His cocktail consists of half a tumbler of ice, a generous jigger of Jim Beam whiskey, a squeeze of orange wedge, and then he fills the rest of the glass with Blenheim Ginger Ale. Sure sounds like a great mix of refreshing fruit juice sparked up by Blenheim’s ginger heatwave.

We have received generous notes of support from such far flung places as Japan and Saudi Arabia, and emails from around the corner here in South Carolina and North Carolina. Watch this space for more of your letters, recipes and thank-you notes in the future.  As always if you have a favorite drink, food or memory of Good Ole Blenheim Ginger Ale feel free to drop us a line because we truly appreciate our fans.

You can follow us on Facebook; it’s our official page and we’ll have updates on all the new developments on Blenheim Ginger Ale as they happen. You can also follow us on Twitter for news, notes and other bits about what’s going on with Blenheim Ginger Ale.

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