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 Jul 5 2021
| by Quizmaster Paul Benson

It may have been the first night of league play, but it was also the tail-end of the holiday weekend, so the crowd at Hops & Scotch was lighter than usual. Regular top competitors No Cliston No Problem(aka Cliston's Pistons) and Infinity Squared were both off their games tonight, getting passed by both Anything but last and The Guantanomo Babes. Scoring was light in general, with a couple of double or nothings attempted during the night, but none that hit.

For the drinking round, we did Bad Plots to Movies, and while I had a few that stumped everyone, we did end up awarding all the gift cards.

Game Rank Team # Team Name Score Teams Beaten Team Beat Average
1 27930 The Guantanamo Babes 46 5 1.000
2 28915 Anything but last 39 4 0.800
3 26160 Shenanigans🎈💣🤪🎉🥴 27 3 0.600
4 Old Fashioned 25 1 0.300
4 27134 Cliston’s Pistons 25 1 0.300
6 28917 The runner up 16 0 0.000