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Dec 14, 2013 04:47 PM

Ginger ale lovers, please help me out?

I'm from the USA. A few years ago I bought a bottle of ginger ale in British aisle of an imported foods store, and it was the best ginger ale I'd ever had. I recently had occasion to go back to that store for the first time in a long while, and found that they don't carry it any longer.

I can't, for the life of me, remember what it was called.

All I know is that it was from England, came in a large clear glass bottle (about the size of a typical liquor bottle), with maybe, possibly a yellow label, and was so ridiculously strong that even my friends who LOVE strong ginger ale couldn't handle drinking it straight. It had a bite almost like some kind of liquor, but it wasn't alcoholic.

I know this is a lot to ask, but if anyone could possibly point me in the right direction, I would really, really appreciate it.


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    1. Fentimans or Fever Tree most likely...but you should contact the store who can check their SKUs.

        1. Was it definitely ginger ale, could you have picked up ginger beer?

          1. t_g, you are my hero. Thank you!

            5 Replies
            1. re: ckaseman

              Aahaah, it WAS indeed ginger beer rather than ginger ale. :-)

              1. re: Kavey

                As long as it was lashings of ginger beer, all is well.

                1. re: Chatsworth

                  It's a bit of a naming nightmare isn't it. "GingerAle" was generally the mixer you put in a "Whisky and Ginger". Whilst a traditional "Ginger Beer" is a longer drink and was traditionally alcoholic (and brewed at home complete with exploding bottles). Lots of new brands on the market as it's popularity has increased which is great. I highly recommend a ginger beer and cider shandy for a refreshingly different drink - just be careful not to use scrumpy or else it will be lethal!

                  1. re: PhilD

                    Wow, that brings back memories. I reckon I last had one of those 25 years ago

                    1. re: PhilD

                      I was reading Wiki, which suggested there were once two variants of "ginger ale", one a sweet strong drink, basically ginger beer, and the other one the dry mixer drink. These days, in UK, it's used for the dry mixer only and both alcoholic and non-alcoholic strong sweet ones are ginger beer...