Hops & Scotch

7001 Sunne Ln #100
Walnut Creek CA 94597
(925) 378-7980
  • PUB QUIZ—Mondays @ 6:00pm
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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 Jun 7 2021
| by Quizmaster Paul Benson

We got going a little late tonight because so many people wanted to play, and table space was limited! But start we did, and things got off to a strong start. Cliston's Pistons came out swinging, with Infinity Squared keeping pace. Returning team Preciate Cha was a little rusty after a long absence, but soon got their sea legs under them, nailing a couple of double or nothings to grab the win. Cliston's Pistons followed close behind in second.

For the drinking round, in honor of The Conjuring I presented some ghostly trivia. A real stumper for the crowd was the actual name of Shaggy from Scooby Doo(It's Norville Rogers btw).

Game Rank Team # Team Name Score Teams Beaten Team Beat Average
1 21760 Preciate Cha 63 10 1.000
2 27134 Cliston’s Pistons 62 9 0.900
3 26160 Shenanigans🎈💣🤪🎉🥴 60 8 0.800
4 27636 We’re really bad 50 7 0.700
5 26170 Quizzie McGuire 48 6 0.600
6 27635 Phoenix 45 5 0.500
7 27634 Suds & Duds 40 4 0.400
8 26883 Positively Negative 38 3 0.300
9 27641 Bob Save the Queen 30 2 0.200
10 26730 Bad Hombres 25 1 0.100
11 27638 Dr G 23 0 0.000