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 Jan 17 2022
| by Quizmaster Paul Benson

It was pretty close most of the game between We Drink and Know Things, Smartinis, and Ruth Bader Winsbergs. For quite awhile, Smartinis tenaciously clung to a narrow lead, but a late game double or nothing propelled Ruth Bader Winsbergs into first place, and Smartinis tied for second with another late game surger, Shenanigans.

Game Rank Team # Team Name Score Teams Beaten Team Beat Average
1 47053 Ruth Bader Winsbergs 68 5 1.000
2* 26160 Shenanigans🎈💣🤪🎉🥴 58 3 0.700
2 33881 Smartini’s 58 3 0.700
4 28565 We Drink and Know Things 54 2 0.400
5 47052 Beerista Team 12 0 0.100
5 47054 Ok sunsets 12 0 0.100
* Won Tiebreaker