August 7, 2006, New York, NY - Castle Brands Inc. (AMEX:ROX), an emerging developer and global marketer of premium branded spirits headquartered in New York, announced today that its Clontarf Irish Whiskey has received three awards in the 2006 International Review of Spirits.

Clontarf Single Malt Irish Whiskey was awarded a Gold Medal in the Irish whiskey category by this well-respected competition conducted by The Beverage Testing Institute.  In addition, both Clontarf Irish Whiskey and Clontarf Reserve received Silver Medals.

"The Irish whiskey category has been growing steadily for the last several years. It is an exciting category to be involved in with new brands stimulating interest at the consumer level," said Roseann Sessa, Vice President, Marketing and Public Relations. "Clontarf, with its three expressions, has been well-received by spirits journalists and consumers alike. In March, the New York Times, in its comprehensive article on Irish whiskey, rated Clontarf Single Malt 3 1/2 stars (highest rating was three stars), a rating that was higher than several very well-known and well-respected brands. We are delighted that the judges at the International Review of Spirits concur."

More About Clontarf Irish Whiskey

The inspirational marriage of Old World ingredients and New World techniques gives Clontarf Irish Whiskey a style and class of its own.  Only the finest grain and purest Irish spring water are used in the delicate distillation process. Then, the superb mellow flavor is achieved during the Atlantic Irish oak charcoal filtration process. Finally, the gentle aging in New World bourbon barrels lends Clontarf Irish Whiskey a welcome softness and warmth. Clontarf Irish Whiskey - A Gift of the Elements.

More about Castle Brands Inc.

Castle Brands is an emerging developer and global marketer of premium branded spirits within four growing categories of the spirits industry: vodka, rum, Irish whiskey and liqueurs/cordials. Currently, the Castle Brands' portfolio includes Boru Vodka, Gosling's Rum, Sea Wynde Rum, Knappogue Castle Irish Single Malt Whiskey, Clontarf Irish Whiskey, Celtic Crossing Liqueur, Pallini Limoncello, Raspicello and Peachcello and Brady's Irish Cream