Cooley Distillery is nestled in the foothills of the Cooley Mountains in Co. Louth. The Cooley Distillery enjoys a perfect location for a whiskey distillery due to its access to clean, pure water from the Slieve na gCloc river that runs down from the mountain and right by the distillery.

Both patent and pot stills are used here at Cooley allowing us to produce both malt and grain whiskey, reinvigorating old famous brands such as Kilbeggan® and Tyrconnell while also allowing us to create new brands such as Connemara Peated Single Malt and Greenore Single Grain Irish whiskey.

*From distillery website 20 July 2017

IWSA Notes:

  • Established in 1987 

  • In the Cooley Peninsula in Co. Louth, near the border with Northern Ireland

  • First new distillery in Ireland in 100 years (in 1987)

  • Founded by John Teeling who converted a potato Alcohol plant into a Whiskey distillery

  • Started distilling in 1989.  

  • Provides much of the sourced whiskey for new distilleries and brands

  • Currently produces 1.5 million litres and fills approximately 12,000 200L ex-Bourbon casks annually

  • Stock matures both at the distillery in Cooley and in the old Kilbeggan distillery

  • World Distiller of the Year, 2008

  • Distillery purchased by Beam in 2012, then by Suntory in 2014. Now a subsidiary of Beam Suntory

Dundalk Rd, Maddox Garden, Dundalk, Co. Louth, Ireland

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