Whiskey Dreams – Pops Mccann

Pops McCann is available in a small number of states at the moment and offers several different offerings. I actually picked it up by accident because the little liquor store I found it in had put it with the Irish Whiskey and I thought I’d found a new Irish Whiskey offering.

At least I’m 99% sure it’s not Irish Whiskey based on my reading of Irish distilling laws. Those laws state:

  • Must be distilled in Ireland
  • Must be aged for a minimum of 3 years in Ireland
  • Must be aged in barrels.

Based on my reading of how they make Pop’s McCcann Whiskey it is distilled in Dundalk, County Louth and shipped to Michigan in vats, called totes. Once in the states it is bottled, labelled, and shipped to a few select states. It says it is finished in Bourbon barrels but there is no age statement, and the bottle says “…Recipe of Irish Tradition & Heritage”.

Please correct me if I’m wrong in the comments, but this isn’t Irish Whiskey.

Okay, so now that I’m done with the research, let’s crack it open and try it.

The Nose

The nose was subtle. There is some wood char and some alcohol but not much else.

The Palate

Pops Mccann has some real funk to it and not in a good way. It tastes chemically and half done to me.

The Score

Pops McCann Whiskey is one of those bottles I actually regret buying. It was just a waste of $40 bucks. I could not even drink Pops McCann in a mixer. I had to pour it out. Pops McCann scored a 0/100 and I Had To Pour It Out because I just couldn’t imagine ever drinking another sip of it.

Unmute To Hear The Pour out


Light Straw


40.0% ABV


  • It’s not widely available, and I like to try new things.


  • The flavor’s were a mix of American and Irish and they just didn’t work for me.
  • This is did not sit well in my stomach.
  • I wasted $40 bucks on a bottle I only got two drams out of before I couldn’t take it anymore.
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