Ale-8-One, known colloquially as Ale-8, is a regional ginger-flavored soft drink, distributed only in Kentucky, southern Ohio and portions of Alabama, Georgia, and Indiana. It is bottled by the Ale-8-One Bottling Company, a family-owned enterprise in the small town of Winchester, Kentucky, near Lexington, where the beverage is especially popular.

Ale-8 could be described as a ginger ale, but with more caffeine, a fruitier flavor, less carbonation, and about 1/4 fewer calories than conventional soda. Ale-8-One has been a Kentucky favorite since G.L. Wainscott blended the first batch in 1926. The name Ale-8-One, or “A Late One”, was adopted to describe this latest thing in soft drinks. Today, our unique mix of ginger and fruit is still made using the same family recipe handed down by Mr. Wainscott.