Their Connemara brand is something of a "gateway" dram for Scotch drinkers into the world of Irish whiskey. Double distilled, single malt, peated... doesn't sound too scary! So it's no surprise that Cooley will emphasise the Connemara range, along with their Tyrconnell single malts. Noel Sweeney, Master Blender, will present a masterclass on The Creation of Connemara where he
will be pouring all the whiskeys in the Connemara Family (Regular, Cask Strength & 12 Year Old) including the opportunity to taste his personally selected Single Cask bottlings of older Connemara.Cooley is looking forward to a good year in Scotland in 2009 as their distributor, Eaux de Vie, has just merged with Malcolm Cowen. The combination has serious whisky distribution clout, already handling such Scotch brands as Bruichladdich, Isle of Arran, Tullibardine, Glenfarclas and Compass Box.