All The Photos From The 2018 HopScotch Event at Newport’s New Rift Distilling


CityBeat’s HopScotch event took over Newport’s New Riff Distillery last night (Oct. 3) for an evening dedicated to non-bourbon whiskey.

There was 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).

Guests with general admission received food and alcohol and an opportunity to talk to Scotch experts; VIP ticket holders had early entry and a tour (and tasting) of New Riff.


October 3, 2018 | Photos by Hailey Bollinger, Devin Luginbill and Emerson Swoger