The story of Canada Dry® begins in 1890, when an innovative Toronto-area chemist named John J. McLaughlin started selling his own soda water.
From there he kept experimenting, developing and testing new recipes until finally, after 14 years, he perfected the formula for his next product, Canada Dry® Pale Ginger Ale.
Over the years Canada Dry’s® popularity spread slowly but surely. Then, prohibition happened. Suddenly, Canada Dry® Ginger Ale sales were skyrocketing! As it turned out, people loved Canada Dry® not only by itself, but as a mixer for home brew too.