Hopscotch for grownups

If you’re a fan of scotch, whiskey and beer, you should check out the Hopscotch Festival, which runs from November 11-16. The event features more than 200 types of scotch, whiskey and beer. You can try most of them at the evening tastings, or take in a dinner or seminar.

Your only option for the evening tastings is on Thursday, since the rest are all sold out. If Hopscotch is anything like the Vancouver Playhouse Wine Festival, Thursday (the first night) is probably the best night anyway. At the Wine Festival, Thursday night is for true wine lovers and collectors, and it’s a pretty restrained affair. Friday and Saturday tastings tend to be full of drunkards and pick-up artists.

I’m not sure if there are opportunities to buy liquor at Hopscotch, but Thursday would also be your best bet for purchasing.

Published by: Eagranie

7 years as a chemist + 9 months of culinary school + 2 years as a pastry chef & chocolatier + a lifetime of writing = this blog. This blog won't always be about chocolate, but it will almost certainly be about food. The name of the blog is a triple play on words. 1. It's a nod to my training as a classical pianist. Among other fantastic accomplishments, J.S. Bach combined technical prowess with artistic inspiration and penned the 24 preludes & fugues that make up The Well-Tempered Clavier, Books I and II. 2. In order to behave properly, chocolate needs to be tempered. In a nutshell, tempering prompts the chocolate to assume its most stable crystalline form (beta prime, if you're interested) so that it is shiny, snappy, and as stable as it can be. 3. Depending on my mood and how we meet, you might agree that I'm well-tempered. Or not.

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