President - Gosling's Export Limited
In 2003, seventh generation rum maker, Malcolm Gosling formed Gosling's Export (Bermuda) Limited where, as President, he launched his long-planned strategy to expand the family brands worldwide into new markets.
As President and CEO of the recently formed Gosling-Castle Partners, Inc., and having relocated his family to the U.S., Malcolm has taken a determined step to ensure that the Gosling's name and award-winning products will continue to grow in popularity. Gosling-Castle Partners is a partnership which is 60% owned by Castle Brands Inc.
President - I.L.A.R.
The Antica Casa Pallini, forerunner of I.L.A.R., was established in 1875 by Nicola Pallini and is to this day a family-run business headquartered in Rome. Its activities include production and distribution of a wide range of spirits and fruit syrups, and import and distribution of spirits on the Italian market. Virgilio Pallini, President of I.L.A.R., has been a prominent figure in the spirits industry for many years. He has developed a number of successful brands, including Romana Sambuca®.
In 2004, Castle Brands became the exclusive US importer for Pallini Limoncello and its flavor extensions.
Tierras Autentica Tequilera
Autentica Tequilera is the award-winning producer of Tequila Tierras, the premier organic tequila on the market. The brand, newly introduced, has already won two awards in the very prestigious San Francisco World Spirits Competition: A Double Gold Medal for Tequila Tierras Reposado and a Gold Medal for Tequila Tierras Blanco. The brand has also won Gold Medals for Tequila Tierras Blanco, Tequila Tierras Reposado and Tequila Tierras Añejo in the BTI International Review of Spirits Competition.
Jean-Dominique Andreu and Patrick Giudicelli
A. de Fussigny Cognacs
A. de Fussigny Cognac was founded in 1814 by Italian merchant Alfonso de Fussigny. Its cellars are located in the heart of the historical city of Cognac, by the river Charente, where the first barrels of cognacs in the 16th Century were loaded in boats for shipment overseas.
In 2008, Jean-Dominique Andreu and Patrick Giudicelli acquired Fussigny Cognac and its facilities. Each has over 20 years of experience in the production and distribution of high end spirits and share a commitment to authenticity, quality and innovation. They are driven by their vision of establishing A. de Fussigny as one of the top quality and innovative cognac houses.
Drink Pie Castle Partners
Drink Pie Liqueurs LLC was founded in 2008 by Travis Hasse, a young Wisconsin entrepreneur. Hasse, whose family owns the historic Missouri Tavern in Springfield, WI, used a recipe handed down from his father to create Travis Hasse's Original Apple Pie Liqueur. The remarkable success of Hasse's Apple Pie Liqueur in its first year encouraged Hasse to introduce a sister brand, Travis Hasse's Original Cherry Pie Liqueur, in 2009.
Drink Pie joined forces with Castle Brands to form Drink Pie Castle Partners in 2010. DPCP has the global rights to produce and market Travis Hasse's Original Pie Liqueurs and Castle Brands has the global distribution rights. “This joint venture gives my Pie Liqueurs a solid base for growth and expansion,” said Hasse. “There's always room for pie!”
and Luigi Gozio
Distillerie Franciacorta was founded in 1901 by Luigi Gozio (the grandfather of the three brothers, Giuliano, Antonio and Luigi, who currently run the company) in Gussago, a town in the splendid hilly region of Franciacorta in the Italian Province of Brescia.
Luigi Gozio began distilling according to traditional methods, to much acclaim. In 1930 the founder, whose business had originally been named “Distillerie Gozio”, added the word “Franciacorta” to distinguish himself from many other distillers in the same region who also used the name “Gozio.”
Since then, through three subsequent generations, the company has continued to expand and evolve, while always cherishing and nurturing old traditions.