LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- What was once just a local gem is now hitting store shelves nationwide.

Ale-8-One announced Monday that it's making its Kentucky-based soft drink available in every Cracker Barrel Old Country Store nationwide.

Cracker Barrel has a total of 630 locations in 42 states.

“Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores are unique and genuinely reminiscent of simpler times, making their outlets perfect venues to feature our 90-year-old, family-crafted soft drink.," said Ellen McGeeney, president and COO of Ale-8-One.

Ale-8-One started in Winchester, Ky., first hitting the market in 1926. It's the only soft drink invented in Kentucky that is still in existence.

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