Senator Ben’s was developed emphasizing high quality ingredients to get a delicious and incredible flavor. Senator Ben’s can offer an essential ingredient for a marinade or sauce. The dressing makes a fresh salad or vegetable crudité pop. If you like it hot, Senator Ben’s complements fish, poultry, beef, pork or makes a burger delicious with that secret sauce.

Family legend has it:

During holiday gatherings or entertaining,

Senator Ben would make his (famous to him) dressing and mix with fresh greens or vegetables from the garden or serve as a dip with fresh hot bread right out of the oven.

Born in White Post, Pike County, Kentucky in 1864. He engaged in the wholesale hardware business, banking and coal mining in Williamson, West Virginia, named for his family. While in the Senate, he was responsible for the first federal aid for roads ever granted in Kentucky, which came to Boyd County. The Ben Williamson Memorial Bridge that crosses the Ohio River from Ashland, KY to Coal Grove, Ohio was erected in his honor and bears his name.

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