Locke's distillery has the distinction of being the oldest licensed distillery in the world dating back to 1757. It closed in 1953 and presently is a both a distillery museum and the maturation warehouse for the Cooley Whiskies. Cooley distillery is located near Carlingford, County Louth. The 8 year old single malt was first released in 2000 and was double distilled in traditional pot stills, 10% of the malt was peated. Using whiskies aged between 8-10 years it is medium bodied with plenty of fruit and spicy oak. "A very tasty dram, with a clear malt-intense in the Speyside style. The sheer intensity of the malt is sublime." Jim Murray, Author of A Taste of Irish Whiskey.