My Kentucky Tee | August’s Tee of the Month

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I’ve been a customer of My Kentucky Tee for a little over a year, and I absolutely love seeing what shirt they come up with from month to month. I used to never ever wear t-shirts before.  Like ever. No joke. I doubt I even owned any really before last year. After becoming a customer, I was hooked and I proudly wear my t-shirts representing our great state of Kentucky.

My Kentucky Tee is a subscription based service that costs $15 each month. Each month is a Kentucky inspired tee, and it will be mailed to you the first week of each month.The tees are unisex, so both men and women can wear them. When you become a subscriber, you receive the 1792 introductory tee, and the current tee of that month.

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This month’s tee was to celebrate Ale-8, which is a soft drink bottled in Winchester, Kentucky. They are celebrating their 90th anniversary this year.

Ale-8-One or Ale-8 is a regional ginger and citrus flavored soft drink. It’s mostly distributed to brick and mortar retailers in Kentucky. Ale-8 could be described as a ginger soda with a kick. It’s a ginger and citrus blend, containing less carbonation and few calories than conventional soda.

For the majority of it’s history, you could only find Ale-8 in Kentucky, though in the 1980s, it was briefly available in parts of the Southeast. In 2001, Ale-8 began distributing to areas of southern Ohio and southern Indiana. Later, there was distribution to Tennessee and a limited distribution to Florida. As of March 2016, Cracker Barrel began distributing the drink nationwide. They also ship Ale-8 overseas to our military.

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Us Kentuckians know, that is widely preferred that it is drunk from a glass bottle rather than a can or plastic bottle. You can also get an Ale-8 Freezee at some of the Speedway locations in Lexington and Winchester. Some restaurants even have it on tap, as well as some clothing boutiques have it in their store.

Also, something that shouldn’t come as a shock to anyone, is that we like to mix our bourbon with Ale-8. This would be known as a Kentucky Classic Cocktail, and it is also a signature cocktail at some establishments around Kentucky, especially Lexington and Louisville.

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*To become a subscriber of My Kentucky Tee, click here, and if you do, be sure to tell them that Whitney Scheibel referred you!

**You can also buy previous month’s shirts, by clicking here.

***If you visiting Winchester, you can take a tour of the Ale-8 plant for free!

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  • Mrs.AOK

    This is awesome! I wonder if other states have something similar. Although, I’m all over the place these days. BUT I’d love a Texas subscription! You can take the girl out of Texas, but you can’t take the Texas outta the girl. 🙂
    Happy Friday!

    • It may be possible! This was a company just started by someone local 🙂 It’s worth looking around! Happy Friday 🙂

  • Taylor Smith

    I love that shirt! It is so cute. I need more fun tees in my closet.

  • Roxanne

    I wear a lot of t-shirts. It’s my go to outfit when chasing g after messy kids.

  • What a cute t-shirt. There is nothing like a cute, comfortable tee! Amber N

  • I love this t shirt! I wish they did a similar tee in Missouri. We like our drinks in glass bottles, too!

    • Thanks so much! I just love seeing what they come up with from month to month. September’s shirt is celebrating Bill Monroe. He’s known for creating the style of bluegrass music. He’s the Father of Bluegrass 🙂

  • How cute are you. You are definitely giving me Kentucky vibes in this tee!!! Drink it in!

  • Shannon Graham

    I got to try Ale 8 for the first time in 2012! I had never heard of it until I visited another state! I loved it!

  • Karen Yannacio Morse

    Never heard of Ale 8… but looks great, especially with the little extras you add in! . I’m also not a tee-shirt type of chick, but these look so great!

  • Rachel Zampanti Langer

    Ginger drinks are so yummy. I want to give this a try – the citrus in it sounds really good!

  • I love the idea of t-shirts that commemorate state specialties! How cool is that? I bet it is fun to see what each month highlights – it is also a great way to learn a bit about your state’s history.

    • I think it’s so much fun! They don’t tell really tell us any history about it though. Maybe just a sentence or two. I just like to go in detail for my readers 🙂

  • Yvonne Lo

    Too cute! This would get me started on collecting Tees from each state if they had them. Pretty new to the States. Only lived in Alabama and visited Florida and Georgia so far.

  • Rebecca Bryant

    Cute tee. You are rocking that look. i lvoe that they are celebrating something.

  • Toni Williams

    I could live in t-shirts! I love those that pay homage to a state or have a great message!

  • Swanky Recipes

    Wow, beautiful photos and such a fun t-shirt! I’ve never had this brand of beer. I’ll have to keep an eye out for it!

    • Thanks so much! It isn’t beer though. It’s a soda. It’s kind of like ginger ale but with a kick! If you don’t live in Kentucky or one of the states I mentioned, your best bet of trying it would be buying it at Cracker Barrel 🙂

  • jillconyers

    A tee subscription is such a fun idea. It would be a great gift for friends.

  • Rachel Catherine

    This sounds like such a fun drink product. I’ve never heard of it before. The T-shirt is so cute too!

  • Rebecca Wilson

    That shirt is so much fun and that drink sounds great. Going to have to check them out.

  • such a cute shirt! i’ve never been, but i’m sure it’s right up my alley! xx