Nantucket Nectars is a
beverage company created by Tom First and Tom Scott who met at
1985. After graduation they headed to Nantucket where they started Allserve, a floating convenience
store servicing boats in Nantucket Harbor, delivering everything
from newspapers to laundry.
First attempted to recreate a peach drink that
he drank on a regular basis while on a trip to Spain.
After successfully re-creating the taste, the two began mixing the
juice in a blender, pasteurizing
and bottling it themselves. The following summer they sold it off
their boat, and it was not until later that they decided to call it
Nantucket Nectars was purchased by London-based Cadbury Schweppes PLC
in 2002 and is
currently owned by Dr Pepper
. The founders are no longer involved in the
day-to-day operations, but still perform marketing duties and voice
the radio ads.