Castle Brands, a New York-based developer and international marketer of premium and super-premium branded spirits and wine, has reported net sales of $9.7m for the quarter ended 30 June 2012, an increase by 31.5%, compared to the net sales of $7.4m during the comparable period last year.

Case volume increased from 70,119 cases in first quarter of 2011 to 86,130 cases in the current quarter, an increase of 22.8%, primarily due to organic growth.

Rum sales grew 33.3% to $4.1m for the quarter ended 30 June 2012, as compared to $3.1m during the comparable period in 2011.

The increase in rum sales was mainly due to the continued growth of Gosling’s rums.

Castle Brands chief operating officer John Glover said the ongoing organic growth of its spirits business is primarily attributable to the momentum they have established for Gosling’s rums, Jefferson’s bourbons and Irish whiskeys.

"We believe this growth is still in its early stages, as each brand possesses unique qualities and still has significant market opportunities," Glover added.

"In addition to reporting strong organic growth through sales of our core brands, we also reported strong sales for Gosling’s Dark ‘n Stormy pre-mixed cocktail, which was launched in February 2012.

"This product strongly reinforces the trademarked drink and gives us another tool to build the Gosling’s brand."