Press Release IWSC - Cooley on a Gold Run.
Cooley Distillery, the multi-award winning Irish whiskey distiller, continued its phenomenal success at the International Wine & Spirits Competition (IWSC) by claiming a further 8 IWSC Gold medals in London yesterday.
Cooley’s medal haul included a record 4 Gold Medals for its Connemara Peated Single Malt Irish whiskey range including two Best in Class honours reaffirming its place as the most honoured Irish Single Malt of all time at International Spirits Competitions.
Other repeat winners for Cooley at the IWSC included the Lockes 8 Yr Old Single Malt and Tyrconnell 10 Yr Old Madeira Finish Single Malt. Two recently launched products, the Kilbeggan 18 Yr Old Deluxe Blended Irish whiskey and the Greenore 18 Yr Old Single Grain Irish Whiskey also both claimed Gold medals in their maiden IWSC competition.
Jack Teeling, Managing Director of Cooley Distillery, commented, ““The Irish whiskey industry is in rude health. There are opportunities in many markets around the world where Irish whiskey exports are benefitting from the industry’s collective success. The International awards we receive each year for the quality of our products will enable us to take advantage of this opportunity.
This latest success at the International Wine & Spirits Competition is a testament to the dedication and hard work of our staff. It is a further ringing endorsement on the International stage of the quality and consistency of the whiskey being produced by Cooley”.
Founded in 1987, Cooley Distillery has won a total of 40 IWSC Gold medals over the last 5 years. This year on year success has resulted in Cooley Distillery being named European Distiller of the Year by the IWSC for the last three years running and is shortlisted for the 2011 European Distiller of the Year Award, the results of which will be announced at the 2011 IWSC Competition Banquet that will be held in the Guildhall in London on the 16th November 2011.
List of Gold Medals at the 2011 IWSC
- Gold Medal & Best in Class, Connemara Peated Single Malt
- Gold Medal & Best in Class, Connemara Turf Mór Peated Single Malt
- Gold Medal & Best in Class, Tyrconnell 10 Year Old Madeira Finish Single Malt
- Gold Medal & Best in Class, Lockes 8 Yr Old Single Malt
- Gold Medal, Connemara 18 Year Old Single Cask Peated Single Malt
- Gold Medal, Connemara 12 Year Old Peated Single Malt
- Gold Medal, Kilbeggan 18 Year Old Blended Irish whiskey
- Gold Medal, Greenore 18 Year Old Single Grain Irish whiskey