COOLEY

Distillery
Founded in 1987
Cooley Distillery is located on the Cooley Peninsula near the border of Northern Ireland. In 1987, John Teeling converted a potato Alcohol plant into a Whiskey distillery. It was the first Whiskey distillery to open in Ireland in 100 years.

In 1998, Cooley won a trophy at the IWSC for outstanding quality, becoming the first ever to win that trophy. In 2011 Cooley was purchased by Beam, and has been a part of Beam Suntory since 2014.

Cooley has both the pot stills and column stills. They generally use a double distillation method, filling up to 12,000 ex-Bourbon casks per year.

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What does Cooley taste like?

The Flavour Spiral™ shows the most common flavours that you'll taste in Cooley Irish Whiskey. It's based on all Cooley drinks in our large database and gives you a chance to taste Cooley before actually tasting it.

We invented Flavour Spiral™ here at Flaviar to get all your senses involved in tasting drinks and, frankly, because we think that classic tasting notes are boring.

Distillery Details

  • Country
    Ireland
  • Established
    1987
  • Owner
    Beam Suntory
  • Visitor center
    No
  • Status
    Active
  • Address
    Riverstown, Cooley, Co. Louth
  • Phone
    +353 42 937 6102
  • Website
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All Whiskey from Cooley matures in ex-Bourbon casks, other than their special finished Whiskeys like Tyrconnell Port, or their Madeira, or Sherry finishes, like the new Connemara Single Malt Sherry Finish.

Locke’s, Tyrconnell and Kilbeggan were all historic brands that Cooley brought back to life.

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