Located in the scenic backdrop of the Cooley Mountains in Co. Louth, Cooley Distillery is Ireland’s only independent Irish whiskey distillery. Set-up in 1987 by Irish entrepreneur John Teeling, it is the first distillery to open in Ireland in the last 100 years. With a clear vision to revive many of the historical brands and a focus on restoring the ancient distilling techniques of Irish whiskey, Cooley has developed a portfolio of award winning whiskeys.
Being the only independent Irish whiskey distillery, Cooley has continued to strive to expand the Irish whiskey category and in particular has been the driving force behind the emergence of Irish Single Grains and Malts. These efforts have been richly rewarded with Cooley winning over 300 international awards for its whiskeys and have been honoured as “World Distiller of the Year” by International Wine and Spirits Competition in 2008 and “Distillery of the Year” by leading US publication Malt Advocate in 2010. In 2010 Cooley Distillery were awarded European Distiller of the Year for the third year in a row by the IWSC.
Cooley is unique in that we have both grain and malt distilleries allowing us to create a wide range of Irish whiskey styles. Our complementary portfolio of whiskey brands allows you to enjoy the full spectrum of tastes available from Irish whiskey. Due to the mild climate it is matured in, Irish whiskey has a distinct smooth and sweet taste. Our whiskeys retain this taste profile but each has its own flavour signature due to the unique way it is distilled, the manner in which it is matured and the raw ingredients used. From our Greenore Single Grain to Connemara Peated Single Malt there is an Irish whiskey from the Cooley Collection to suit nearly all taste preferences.