Hops & Scotch

7001 Sunne Ln #100
Walnut Creek CA 94597
(925) 378-7980
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Whisk(e)y originates from Gaelic for “water of life”. According to author David Broom, the Scots and Irish Gaelic translation of this is uisge beatha. This referred to a proto-whisk(e)y redistilled with spices and herbs and the straight version became known as 'usky'."

Now is it Whiskey or Whisky? In short, the spelling "whiskey" is common in the United States and Ireland. The rest of the world, including Japan, Scotland and Canada, uses "whisky."

Bourbon, Rye, Single Malts, Blends - they're all whisk(e)y. There is no one right way to drink all whisk(e)ys. Whether you drink it neat or on the rocks, whisk(e)y is one of America's most beloved spirits.  Enjoying this beverage is a personal journey that could easily change from week to week, day to day, drink to drink.

You'll find that many whisk(e)ys are greatly enhanced by ice, but you'd be doing yourself a disservice if you don't at least try the whiskey neat. Have you tried your Scotch with a few drops of mineral water?  A splash of water can be a great thing as it releases the hydrophobic elements in the glass, allowing you to detect more aromatics on the nose, and by lowering the alcohol content, it can allow you to taste more flavors on your palate.

At Hops & Scotch we have over 450 types of whisk(e)ys ranging from American Bourbon to Japanese Whisk(e)y.  Whether you like your rye neat or your Scotch with a drop of mineral water, or your bourbon with our ice spheres molded at the bar, Hops & Scotch is sure to have something to please your palate!



Mon Nov 2 2020
| by Quizmaster Paul Benson

Hot on the heels of Daylight Savings Time, it was a dark night at Hops and Scotch, lit up by some bright minds from our teams! Gonzos and Quizzie McGuire made some big moves in round 4, but everyone was unprepared for Infinity Squared nailing a double or nothing in round 5, taking the lead and eventually winning the game.

In honor of Day of the Dead, in the drinking round I had people guessing movies based on famous deaths from them.

Game Rank Team # Team Name Score Teams Beaten Team Beat Average
1 26160 Infinity Squared 51 7 1.000
2 Quizzie McGuire 44 6 0.857
3 Calvin and the Porkchops 41 5 0.714
4 Gonzos 34 4 0.571
5 Unhung Heroes 32 3 0.429
6 The Poopers 23 1 0.214
6 CPL 2020 23 1 0.214
8 The Mermaids, Hey! 22 0 0.000