CityBeat's HopScotch Scotch, Irish Whiskey and American Whiskey Tasting Event Returns to Newport's New Riff Distilling

Sample over 50 Scotch and non-bourbon whiskey varieties at this party and tasting event

click to enlarge HopScotch 2018 - Photo: Devin Luginbill
Photo: Devin Luginbill
HopScotch 2018

It’s that sweet, smoky, peaty, perfect time of year once again: CityBeat is bringing HopScotch back for our annual celebration of non-bourbon whiskey.

An annual tasting event guaranteed to light a fire in your belly for Scotch, Irish whiskey and American whiskey, the whiskey-curious and longtime liquor enthusiasts alike come together for this evening of booze-infused revelry. Sample over 50 Scotch and whiskey varieties from distilleries at home and abroad, ranging from Bardstown, Kentucky’s Preservation Distillery to Ireland’s Slane Whiskey and more paired with light bites from some of Cincinnati’s most-loved restaurants, including Nicholson’s and Lydia’s on Ludlow.

The party takes over Newport’s New Riff Distilling for an evening of tastings, live music and all the samples you can handle. New Riff will be offering their Rye Perfect Manhattan with scotch-soaked cherries in addition to their bottled in bond bourbon, rye bourbon and single barrel. (OK, we couldn’t stay away. There will be some bourbon, too.)

You don’t have to wear a kilt to HopScotch. But if you want to, take this as your official nod of approval. The glory, fame, photo ops and shots shall all be yours.

5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday Oct. 24. $35. New Riff Distilling, 24 Distillery Way, Newport,



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