Cooley Distillery is an Irish whiskey distillery, located on the Cooley Peninsula in County Louth, Ireland. The distillery was converted in 1987 from an older potato alcohol plant, by entrepreneur John Teeling. Their current product line includes well-known whiskies such as Kilbeggan, Connemara, Tyrconnell, and 2 Gingers
Cooley has won over 300 medals since opening, including "European Distiller of the Year" in 2008 and 2009 and "Distillery of the Year" in 2008 from the International Wine and Spirit Competition and "Distillery of the Year" in 2010 from Malt Advocate magazine.
Individual item awards for Cooley's products including an IWSC "Best in Class" for Kilbeggan in 2005, an IWSC Gold Medal for The Tyrconnell in 2004. IWSC Gold Medal and Best in Class in 2010 for Greenore, and a World Whiskies Awards Best in Class in 2011 and 2012 for Greenore.