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Mad River reveals second Hopscotch release

Mad River Distillers has announced the upcoming releases of the second edition of its Hopscotch Vermont Single Malt across Vermont and Massachusetts.

The second Hopscotch release is the result of collaboration with neighbour and family-operated microbrewery, Stone Corral Brewery.

Alex Hilton, general manager and distiller at Mad River Distillers, says: “For our second batch of Hopscotch, we decided to distil an existing beer from Stone Corral and chose their Scotch Ale for obvious reasons. The result is a rich and malt-forward whiskey, much like the beer itself.”

Hopscotch is Vermont’s first single malt whiskey, a collaboration between Mad River Distillers and its brewer partners. For this second edition with Stone Corral Brewery, just less than 700 bottles have been produced and hand-numbered for release. 

Bret Hamilton, co-founder of Stone Corral Brewery says: “We are excited to be working with Mad River Distillers on the Hopscotch project because we believe we share similar philosophies regarding the integrity of ingredients and construction of flavors. Our Scotch Ale was a natural starting place for us to explore crafting a single malt whiskey together. We really hope people enjoy the synergy and flavors in this unique spirit.”

31 October 2017 - Sam Coyne The Drinks Report, news editor