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 1 2021
    | by Quizmaster Paul Benson

    It was a wild night at Hops and Scotch! 4 of the 5 teams hit a double or nothing in round 1...and then the same 4 teams did so again in round 3! It looked for awhile like it was going to be a tight 3-way race between We Drink and Know Things, Positively Negative, and Drinking and Thinking. But then Kathy's Kunundrum did a 3rd double or nothing in round 5, catapulting them into 1st place where they remained. It was no surprise that we ended up with a tie for 2nd place, but ultimately it was Drinking and Thinking that won the tie breaker.

    Game Rank Team # Team Name Score Teams Beaten Team Beat Average
    1 26160 Kathy's Kunundrum ❓❔🥺🙋🤔 67 4 1.000
    2* 36667 Drinking and Thinking 59 2 0.625
    2 28565 We Drink and Know Things 59 2 0.625
    4 26883 Positively Negative 56 1 0.250
    5 38178 Just here for the beer 38 0 0.000
    * Won Tiebreaker