Beam Suntory

Distilleries of the company

Founded as late as 1987, for many years Cooley was the only independent Irish distillery of its time. Since 2011 the well-known labels such as Kilbeggan, Tyrconnell, Locke's or Connemara have belonged to Beam (now Beam Suntory).
Kilbeggan was founded in 1757 and is the oldest licensed Whiskey distillery in Ireland. Production ceased in the 1950s. In 1988, Cooley bought the distillery and resumed distilling in 2007, just in time for its 250th anniversary.