"B" is for Blenheim Ginger Ale. Blenheim ginger ale originated in the Marlboro County town of Blenheim. In the 1890s Dr. C.R. May began adding Jamaican ginger to mineral water gathered from a local artesian spring and prescribing the concoction as a digestive aid. He later joined forces with A.J. Matheson to bottle the nonalcoholic beverage. Though the company developed different flavor combinations over the years—the spicy, ginger-flavored soft drink known as Old Number Three has remained the primary product. In 1993, Alan Shafer purchased the company and built a modern bottling plant alongside Pedro’s Pleasure Palace at South of the Border. Despite a marketing push in the late 1990s, the spicy ale is not widely distributed outside the Carolinas. However, Blenheim ginger ale has developed a cult following among food and wine aficionados.