HopScotch is the Perfect Alcohol Event for Those Of You Burnt Out on Bourbon

The Scotch-focused tasting event takes place Wednesday (Oct. 3) at New Riff

Oct 1, 2018 at 3:45 pm
click to enlarge HopScotch will have vendors including Ancnoc, Balblair, Balvenie, Macallan, Tullamore Dew, Glenfiddich and more. - Photo: Hailey Bollinger
Photo: Hailey Bollinger
HopScotch will have vendors including Ancnoc, Balblair, Balvenie, Macallan, Tullamore Dew, Glenfiddich and more.

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.

click to enlarge This could be you! (The people drinking; not the guy in the kilt... unless you want to wear your kilt, which you can and should do.) - Photo: Hailey Bollinger
Photo: Hailey Bollinger
This could be you! (The people drinking; not the guy in the kilt... unless you want to wear your kilt, which you can and should do.)

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.