Ale-8-One, the soft drink unique to Kentucky is still a closely guarded family secret, The Ale-8-One formula was developed by G.L. Wainscott in the 1920’s after experimentation with ginger-blended recipes he acquired during extensive travels in Northern Europe. He sponsored one of America’s ﬁ rst “name the product” contests, and “A Late One” was the winning entry. The drink’s logo, Ale-8-One, was adopted as a pun of its description as the latest thing in soft drinks. In 2002, the Ale-8-One Bottling Company signed a distribution agreement with Coca Cola Enterprises which expanded Ale-8-One’s territory to include 61 counties of Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky. The Louisville and Cincinnati metro areas were incorporated in addition to Eastern Kentucky regions. Today, Ale-8-One is owned and operated by Wainscott’s great-nephew, Frank A. Rogers, III and his three children. Tours of the factory are offered on Fridays at 10:50 a.m. with advanced notice. The Ale-8-One Company Store is located in the main building and features many interesting specialty items and memorabilia. It is open to the public Monday-Friday, 8:30-4:30 p.m. If you live in an area where Ale8-One is not yet available, you may call (859) 744-3484 to place an order for Ale-8-One to be delivered to your home via UPS or visit our website at www.ale-8-one.com. Ale-8-One Bottling Company, 25 Carol Road, Winchester, KY. Call (859) 744-3484 for more information.