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BLENHEIM

 
 

BLENHEIM, SOUTH CAROLINA

The town of Blenheim is famous for its Mineral Spring. For generations, people came from nearby towns to drink the water, and Dr. C.R. May from Bennettsville is reputed to have prescribed the spring water for stomach ailments. His "doctored up" formula with Jamaican ginger was bottled as a fiery blend of ginger ale in 1903.

A national advertising campaign for Blenheim Ginger Ale began in 1903 with an ad appearing in The New Yorker Magazine. This near century old company is still in existence today, making the same high quality ginger ale. A recent excerpt from The New York Times, reads "Blenheim Ginger Ale, the pride of South Carolina, pulls no punches, and its feisty approach has propelled it from modest regional fame to cult status."

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