Hops & Scotch

7001 Sunne Ln #100
Walnut Creek CA 94597
(925) 378-7980
  • PUB QUIZ—Mondays @ 6:00pm
About Hops & Scotch

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 May 31 2021
| by Quizmaster Paul Benson

It was a toasty night in Walnut Creek for Memorial Day. Everyone was staying cool with their beer, but the competition definitely heated up between VAJE and Infinity Squared, who were neck and neck for most of the night. We had a few new teams tonight, who weren't quite as competitive, but everyone was having a good time for their 3-day weekend.

For the drinking round, I tossed out some challenging trivia regarding Memorial Day. A few of the questions were a little too tough for the crowd, but nevertheless, there was some very good knowledge about the holiday on display tonight.

Game Rank Team # Team Name Score Teams Beaten Team Beat Average
1 26160 Shenanigans🎈💣🤪🎉🥴 47 5 1.000
2 27369 VAJE 43 4 0.800
3 27363 JBC 28 2 0.500
3 27371 Gib-shankers 28 2 0.500
5 27373 Stella’s Bellas 24 1 0.200
6 27372 TheGirls 7 0 0.000