Blenheim Ginger Ale Fansite
The Blenheim Shrine- Blenheims Ginger Ale
Well, it's been a long time coming, but here's a fansite dedicated to
the best dang
ginger ale drink in the whole world...the fire, the
flavor, the most fantastic Blenheim Ginger Ale. Practically a secret
treasure in ginger ales history, this amber delight has been around for
more than 100 years, and with one taste, you will understand why it needs
a shrine. It comes from Hamer,
South Carolina, but it can take you to another dimension...
Blenheim ginger ale has attained legendary status, partly because it is
hard to find, and partly because of its spicy kick that nearly causes out-of-body
experiences. Oh sure, they have a 'not as hot' level, but my friends, if
you aren't used to anything spicy, even Blenny's '#5' could make your head
feel like it's in a toaster oven! The "OLD
#3 HOT" is a hot ginger ale that's NOT for the weak of heart.
Then again, it might jump start a heart or two. (Note: It helps not to
breathe in before you get it in your mouth.)
Gotta have it!
And isn't that why we drink it? The firey before-, during-, and after-taste is downright addictive. Sip. That rushing sound you hear is your body's pain-killing endorphins ushering you to your own happy place. What adds to the drive for your next 'fix' of Blenny is that this drink is sometimes near impossible to find! You track down a supplier from a back-alley conversation, spend all your milk money for a couple of six-packs, and fifteen minutes later when you need more, it's not on the shelf...Well, it's not THAT bad, but you understand.
You talk about efforts to string you out... these savvy folks down in Hamer, SC, know that scarcity only fuels your desire. Who cares if only three people are running the bottling plant (I was told that.) No, the fine Blenheim makers know if they can keep the supply of this liquid gold steady but low, it makes it as precious as real gold. It becomes an adventure to find this treasure, and those who have once tasted the best ginger ale will do most anything for the next one. That brilliant design, my fellow Blenheads, is what makes Blenheim's way more than mere ginger ale.
In this humble shrine, pause for reflection, meditate on its incendiary goodness, and muffle your fiery ginger-scented screams in your shirtsleeve or a pillow.
Recent mentions of Blenheim ginger ale, Blenheim Gingerale
- Vendor Spotlight: Sweet Briar Country Market in Lexington, NC ...
10 Feb 2014 at 10:36pm
Blenheim Ginger Ale is America's favorite old-timey spicy ginger ale. Our family run business based at America's favorite roadside attraction, South of the Border in Hamer, SC, has been making the most flavorful ginger ale on ...
- The El Diablo with Blenheim Ginger Ale
17 Dec 2013 at 4:48am
Blenheim Ginger Ale is one of America's oldest independent soft drink companies. We have been using natural ingredients to craft the finest fiery ginger ale on the market. Located on the grounds of the South of the Border ...
- Make your own ginger cocktail bar, blenheim ginger ale, Rush
24 Feb 2014 at 2:03pm
I bought the red (magenta) and gold capped blenheim ginger ale locally at red white and bleu. The red cap version is pretty spicy. I think it really makes a cocktail if you're really into the flavor of ginger. Its not subtle, but you ...
- Product Review: Blenheim Ginger Ale - Foxes Loves Lemons
13 May 2013 at 6:00am
I figure that Monday morning is as good of a time as any to tell you about my love for Blenheim Ginger Ale. It was originally on my list of “10 Things I Always Have On Hand,” and only got bumped off the list because it's a drink ...
- Blenheim Ginger Ale | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
27 Oct 2013 at 5:14pm
I've told so many friends about how good Blenheim ginger ale is. It used to be bottled in Cheraw, SC. Did you get the mild or hot version, Steven? Joe Architect 2 months ago | reply. I always get the hot. CamperMike (12/31/13) ...