12 of the world’s most enticing food and drink trails
The overarching goal of the Road Trip Kentucky project is to, ultimately, tell some of the great stories of successful, meaningful, and impactful businesses throughout the history of our state. The beauty, and also the tragedy, of this effort is those stories aren’t too difficult to find. The problem is, we can’t tell them ALL.
But when it comes to brands born in the Commonwealth, there is one story that HAS to be told. It’s that of one of Kentucky’s oldest and boldest brands: Ale-8-One.
G.L. Wainscott began making and bottling soda water and other flavored drinks in Winchester, Ky., back in 1902. A couple of decades (and one lawsuit) later, he developed what would be his, and in time Kentucky’s, signature soft drink.
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Ale-8-One, the soft drink born in Winchester, Kentucky, is now available across the South
The Bluegrass State is known for its bourbon, its horses, and the music that originated from its rolling hills. And while you might have to travel there to fully experience those cultural highlights, you can now find one taste of Kentucky closer to home. Ale-8-One, a small craft soda company based out of Winchester, has expanded its distribution; the crisp, clean, ginger ale with a twist of citrus is now available in Harris Teeter, Kroger, and Fresh Market grocery stores throughout the South.
G.L. Wainscott created Ale-8-One in 1926, and although its unique taste was a major hit, the product remained available only in Kentucky during the twentieth century. In 2002, the company expanded—but only to a few counties over the state line in Ohio and Indiana. “If we were going to expand, we wanted to do it right,” says fourth-generation Ale-8-One president Fielding Rogers. So the company took its time. In 2016, it partnered with Cracker Barrel to make the soda available in all 645 of the restaurant chain’s country stores in 44 states. Finally, this year, Ale-8-One decided to take a bigger leap, selling its product in grocery stores from Maryland to Texas.
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Posted in Kentucky May 29, 2017
When you think of a good bakeshop, there are a few necessary criteria. Of course, delicious sweet treats top the list, but it’s also crucial to provide a friendly atmosphere, have outstanding customer service—and a good cup of coffee doesn’t hurt, either. Well, in Winchester, just outside of Lexington, a rather new bakery passes this test with flying colors. The Banery is now in the running for the best little bakeshop in America, and you’ll soon see why.
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The 99 Days of Summer Countdown Begins
Dept. of Tourism Offers Fun Ideas for Kentucky travelers
FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 24, 2017) – The Kentucky Department of Tourism today announced the launch of 99 Days of Summer, an interactive section of the kentuckytourism.com website with 99 travel suggestions for the 2017 summer season, starting Memorial Day, May 29 and lasting through Labor Day weekend, September 4.
“There are so many great things to do in Kentucky that it can sometimes be overwhelming to make those summer travel plans,” Tourism Commissioner Kristen Branscum said. “99 Days of Summer was created to give you trip and activity suggestions whether you are leaving for a week or looking for something to do the next day. We want everyone to enjoy the summer and these daily ideas can help you do just that.”
The 99 Days of Summer website, kentuckytourism.com/99days is an interactive calendar with pictures, events, maps and further information to help plan your Kentucky summer travel. Travelers are encouraged to share their Kentucky travel adventures with #kysummer.
Each day has a different suggestion including traditional summer fun such as cooling off at a Kentucky State Park beach, finding the perfect fishing hole, or touring a horse farm. This year the list also includes one-of-a-kind summer activities only found in Kentucky such as rappelling into a cave 75 feet under the city of Horse Cave; sampling beer cheese all day long at the “Only Beer Cheese Festival in the World” in Winchester; learning about the 100th birthday of the great racehorse Man o War at the Kentucky Horse Park; or standing in the path of totality during the Great American Eclipse on August 21.
For additional information visit http://www.kentuckytourism.com.
Kentucky Monthly by DEBORAH KOHL KREMER
Kentucky’s other famous drink—aside from bourbon, of course—is Winchester’s Ale-8-One. Although some tell stories of it being served in their baby bottles, others in the state are not as familiar with the soft drink.
This gingery, citrusy, caffeine-infused carbonated beverage possesses a flavor that is unforgettable and apparently, not easily copied.
Ale-8-One dates back to 1926, when Winchester resident G.L. Wainscott, who already was bottling soda water and flavored drinks, came up with his signature drink. Not sure what to name it, he held a contest at the Clark County Fair and Ale-8-One, a twist on “A Late One” was the winner.
Wainscott’s original drink, developed in 1906, was a local success called Roxa-Kola. He was sued by a large cola company of a similar name—you know the one—and, much to everyone’s surprise, Wainscott won.
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By: Full Circle Market- Health Foods
There’s a New Beer Cheese In Town-
Sriracha Beer Cheese from Full Circle Market! We’ve worked on this recipe all winter long, and now it’s out of the gate and ready to go! Grab a container to take to your favorite Derby Party~ it will not disappoint! We are very excited to be collaborating with Rooster Brewing, in Paris, KY. We are using their best-selling Sleepy Puppy Ale in the Sriracha Beer Cheese!
Lexington Herald Leader April 30, 2017 7:05 am By: Tom Eblen
Kentucky’s first trail project is now its newest.
The National Park Service has agreed to help a non-profit organization working with state and local officials develop a driving tour and shared-use recreation trail along the route Daniel Boone blazed into the Kentucky wilderness in 1775.
The park service will facilitate five public meetings over the next three months to brainstorm ideas and gather comments to help develop a master plan for the proposed 200-mile Boone Trace trail between Cumberland Gap near Middlesboro and Fort Boonesborough State Park on the Madison-Clark county line at the Kentucky River.