Casual Scotch fans and snifter aficionados: CityBeat’s HopScotch event is taking over Newport’s New Riff Distillery for an evening dedicated to non-bourbon whiskey.
There will be plenty of smoky, peaty Scotch from distilleries including Ancnoc, Balblair, Balvenie, Macallan, Tullamore Dew, Glenfiddich and more, as well as Irish whiskey, IPA pairings and light bites from area eateries (i.e. Chart House, Nicholson’s, Crown Republic Gastropub and more).
The party takes place in New Riff’s event space and includes tastings, live music and basically unlimited samples. General admission gets you food and alcohol and an opportunity to talk to Scotch experts; opt for VIP tickets for early entry and a tour (and tasting) of New Riff.
5:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday. $40 general admission; $55 VIP. New Riff Distilling, 24 Distillery Way, Newport, Ky., hopscotchcincy.com.