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 14 2021
| by Quizmaster Paul Benson

It was a gorgeous evening in Walnut Creek, and things got off to a strong start with both Positively Negative and newcomers The Guantanomo Babes hitting a double or nothing in round 2 to fire up the competition. And fire it up they did! Infinity Squared came right back with their own double or nothing in round 3. Both Cliston's Pistons and Preciate Cha were trailing a bit behind the pack, but both teams demonstrated their movie car knowledge in the handout round with big double or nothings, and suddenly it was anyone's game. In the end, Preciate Cha took the night, with Cliston's Pistons just edging out Infinity Squared for second place.

With Covid restrictions getting lifted tomorrow here in California, I thought during the drinking round, I'd see everyone's knowledge of pandemic movies. It's obviously a popular genre, as all the questions were answered correctly, even with a stumper like The Girl With All the Gifts.

Game Rank Team # Team Name Score Teams Beaten Team Beat Average
1 21760 Preciate Cha 56 6 1.000
2 27134 Cliston’s Pistons 53 5 0.833
3 26160 Shenanigans🎈💣🤪🎉🥴 52 4 0.667
4 26883 Positively Negative 51 3 0.500
5 27635 Phoenix 26 2 0.333
6 27931 Pineapple Lotion 20 1 0.167
7 27930 The Guantanamo Babes 0 0 0.000