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Castle Brands and Distillerie Franciacorta Announce Exclusive Distribution Partnership

NEW YORK, December 12, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Castle Brands Inc. (NYSE Amex: ROX) and Distillerie Franciacorta jointly announced today that they have entered into an exclusive distribution agreement in the United States for Franciacorta’s Gozio Amaretto.

Distillerie Franciacorta is a family owned spirits company founded in 1901. Owned by the Gozio family, the company is located in the splendid hilly area of Franciacorta, in the Italian Region of Lombardy. Gozio Amaretto is a superior liqueur produced using only the highest quality ingredients including pure natural essences coming from four continents. Gozio Amaretto uses the best natural almonds to enhance its bouquet and taste.

John Glover, Chief Operating Officer of Castle Brands, said, "We are very excited to be working with Distillerie Franciacorta and are proud to be the exclusive distributor of their Gozio Amaretto. We believe the time is right and there is consumer demand for a super premium amaretto. We believe that Gozio Amaretto, with its unique points of difference and beautiful packaging is well positioned to capitalize on this.

”Mauro Piliu, Export Director of Distillerie Franciacorta, added, "We are looking forward to working closely with the CastleBrands team. With its strong sales and marketing organization in the U.S. market and its complementary premium brands, Castle Brands is the perfect home for Gozio Amaretto.

About Castle Brands Inc.

Castle Brands is a developer and international marketer of premium beverage alcohol brands, including: Gosling’s Rum®, Jefferson’s®, Jefferson’s Presidential SelectTM and Jefferson’s Reserve® Bourbon, Boru® Vodka, Pallini® Limoncello, Raspicello and Peachcello, Knappogue Castle Whiskey®, Clontarf® Irish Whiskey, Betts & SchollTM wines, cc: winesTM, CelticCrossing® Liqueur, Brady’s® Irish Cream, A. De Fussigny® cognacs, Travis Hasse’s Original®Liqueurs and TierrasTM tequila. Additional information concerning Castle Brands is available on the company's website,

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