Castle Brands Inc. (AMEX: ROX), an emerging international spirits company, today announced that its Jefferson's and Jefferson's Reserve Very Small Batch Bourbons each won a Gold Medal at the prestigious San Francisco World Spirits Competition.


Castle Brands acquired its bourbon brands with its purchase of McLain & Kyne, Ltd. in 2006, thereby adding American whiskeys to its premium portfolio of brands. This year's gold medals round out the triple crown of gold for Castle Brands' bourbons, which started when Sam Houston Very Small Batch Bourbon captured the gold medal 2007.

Trey Zoeller, Vice President - Bourbon Operations for Castle Brands and founder of McLain & Kyne, said: "Our bourbons occupy a very defined, super-premium category. Each very small batch brand is distinct. Jefferson's Reserve is very layered and elegant, suitable for the more sophisticated connoisseuer. Jefferson's is a very approachable and easy bourbon, perfect for those who enjoy soft flavors. And Sam Houston, like its namesake, does not apologize for its larger than life flavor and is for those who appreciate the traditional bold bourbon flavors of vanilla, caramel and rye. My family and I are very proud of the brands we've created and their recognition in this world-class event."

More about McLain & Kyne Bourbons

McLain& Kyne, known for its quintessential "very small batch" bourbons, represents the quality and integrity only found in handcrafted products. Utilizing indigenous grains - corn, malted barley and rye - as well as the renowned clean, crisp limestone water of Kentucky - bourbon is the true spirit of America. A mere 8 - 12 barrels of various aged bourbons are married to produce the best tasting bourbons possible, while ensuring the complexity and consistency you expect and deserve.

More about Castle Brands Inc.

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