updated 3/30/2011 10:16:15 AM ET 2011-03-30T14:16:15

SANTA MONICA, Calif., March 30, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ku Soju, arguably the finest Soju available, has signed an importer agreement with Encore Brands Inc. (OTCBB:ENCB) to have them import their product to the U.S.

Manufactured in the centuries' old tradition with the utmost quality standards, Ku is the vodka of the orient with a clean nose and smooth flavor that is unmatched by other Sojus. With the single focus of providing the finest Soju available to the U.S. customer, Ku has been met with excellent reviews and served in some of the country's finest establishments. The unique brand is a perfect base for mixing smooth light cocktails in establishments with just beer and wine licenses as well as full liquor licenses.

"As Ku transitioned its supply chain logistics we were very happy to have Encore step in as our importer in the U.S.," said Ku President Norman Suh.

"We are pleased that Encore could provide a historic brand such as Ku the confidence to appoint us as their importer and help them expand their products availability in the U.S.," added Gareth West, Encore CEO.

About Ku Soju

Based in Southern California, Ku Soju was established to introduce the world's finest soju to the United States. Ku Soju is a premium brand of soju that has long been a favorite in the Far East and worldwide. Ku's soju is a vodka-like product that is distilled from sweet potatoes which gives it a mild and smooth, velvety taste. www.kusoju.com

About Encore

Encore Brands Inc. (OTCBB:ENCB) is a Nevada Corp. with offices in Santa Monica, California. The company was founded with the desire to create and acquire unique beverage brands. By leveraging a network of distributors and sales people, Encore Brands is developing its beverage portfolio including the unique 70 proof pomegranate spirit Ecstasy Brand Liqueur. www.encorebrands.com

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CONTACT: Alex McKean
         ir@encorebrands.com

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