Cooley Distillery

Cooley Distillery is an Irish Whiskey distillery, located on the Cooley Distillery in County Louth converted in 1987 from an older potato alcohol plant by John Teeling. On 16 December 2011 Beam Inc announced plans to purchase Cooley for around €71 million. The sale closed on 17 January 2012.


  • Kilbeggan — a blended whsikey, Kilbeggan was originally distilled at the Kilbeggan Distillery, which is now owned by Cooley. Best known for its non-age stated version, in 2007, a 15-year aged version was released, and there are plans for an 18-year aged whiskey.
  • Greenore — a single grain whiskey, Greenore is made with corn alone, and aged in Bourbon casks. Greenore is found with several age statements; 6-, 8-, 15-, and 18-year versions are produced, although the 15- and 18-year releases are relatively rare (5,000 and 4,000 bottles, respectively).
  • Connemara — a peated single malt whiskey, Connemara is double-distilled rather than the more usual triple-distillation process that most Irish whiskeys undergo. It is aged in Bourbon casks. Several versions are found; single-cask, cask-strength, 12-year, and a high-peat version called "Turf Mór."
  • The Tyrconnell — a single malt whiskey, The Tyrconnell was acquired as a brand by Cooley in 1988 after being dormant since 1925, when the Old Watts Distillery (producers of The Tyrconnell) closed its doors.
  • Cooley has also released a poitin available at a single store in Dublin and the Dublin Airport, with the intention of expanding production to release it in other markets such as the US.