Search
Close this search box.

Scottish drinks brand launches £1million global production centre in Fife

03/06/2024

Scottish drinks brand, Magnum scotch malt whisky cream liqueur has launched the only global production and bottling centre of its kind in Scotland. 

Magnum is now the only cream liqueur exclusively crafted and bottled in Scotland using single malt Scotch whisky from Speyside. 

Subscribe to our daily newsletter

Why? Free to subscribe, no paywall, daily business news digest.

Located at Kirkcaldy in Fife, the dedicated cream production facility is already gearing up to distribute around 135,000 litres of Magnum across Scotland, the rest of the UK, Canada, the United States and South Africa in 2024. 

The latest automated technology means that around 40 bottles of Magnum per minute will be flying off the production line. 

The £1million facility has been three years in the making and is complete with dedicated cream vat, as well as specialist rinsing, filling, capping and labelling equipment. 

The new purpose-built Magnum production centre will house liquid and dry goods all under one roof, helping to minimise the brand’s carbon footprint and will support six full-time skilled jobs.

Its superior ingredients and contemporary design sets it apart from traditional liqueurs. Smooth, creamy caramel notes play off single malt Speyside whisky for a balanced taste with a warming ginger afterglow.

Magnum is contained in a unique, stainless steel flask, which is designed to be reusable and recyclable. It also keeps the liqueur chilled at the optimum temperature, without the need for ice.

Edinburgh-based Hemisphere Brands is the global brand agent for Magnum and manages the brand from production planning through to the strategy for market entry, as well as

executing the sales, marketing and distribution plan.

Magnum Director, Lee Schofield, said:

“This is a really significant milestone for our truly Scottish brand. Magnum is now the only scotch malt whisky cream liqueur that is exclusively crafted and bottled right here in Scotland.

“Our strategy is to introduce Magnum to globally significant ‘cream’ liqueur markets, including Scotland, the rest of the UK, Canada, South Africa and the United States.

“With our new dedicated cream production facility in Fife, engineered solely for Magnum, we’re able to scale up as required. Innovation is very much on our agenda, but always with provenance, premium ingredients and packaging sustainability in our DNA.

Lee added:

“As the only cream bottler now in Scotland, we can bottle what we want, when we want. It also means we can innovate in the category with the potential to introduce rum or tequila cream liqueurs in the future.

“In the meantime, our vision for Magnum is uncompromising and our ambition is straightforward – to craft a premium cream liqueur, one that contains the finest single malt Scotch whisky and only single malt.”

Magnum’s new production and bottling centre is being developed and managed by QAS Group, a leading supply chain provider for the spirits industry. QAS owns and operates the facility on the Mitchelston Industrial Estate in Kirkcaldy.

Derek Page, Director at QAS Group, said:

“We’re really excited to be supporting Magnum as it makes its name as a truly iconic Scottish brand and already have everything in place to get this premium product to market around the world. 

“Here at QAS, we’re able to offer spirits brands like Magnum with a one-stop-shop to help grow the business. We provide a fully integrated operation all under one roof, including specialist production and bottling facilities, and storage.”

In 2018, Magnum announced its first export deal to the LCBO in Ontario Canada, followed by a launch in South Africa, two of the world’s largest cream liqueur markets. Magnum now exports to multiple provinces across Canada and has a presence in over 450 outlets. In 2023, listings were secured in the US.

For more information about Magnum, visit www.magnumliqueur.com and follow on Instagram www.instagram.com/magnumcreamliqueuruk and Facebook www.facebook.com/magnumwhiskycreamliqueur

The latest stories

Douglas Ross backs manifesto proposals to replicate £100 million UK seafood fund and supports prioritisation of fishing fleet when making marine planning decisions amid HPMA outrage in Scotland

Douglas Ross has backed Conservative manifesto plans to replicate their £100 million UK Seafood Fund which he says will bring

Panther M*lk Brings Young Cocktail Drinkers to the Cream Liqueurs category with Stylish New Bottle Design  

Glasgow, June, 2024 – Panther M*lk, the ground-breaking oat milk ready-to-drink cocktail, proudly unveils its all-new bottle design and an

Art of Bartending Competition at Jupiter Artland Sculpture Park by X MUSE | 4 or 5 June

RAFFLES’ LONDON BARTENDER, STEVIE BURTON, WINS ART OF BARTENDING COMPETITION BY X MUSE VODKA Stevie Burton, Bartender at The Guards

Improve your farm’s sustainability: join Quality Meat Scotland’s summer open days

Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) is hosting two open days at award-winning farms for farmers and crofters to learn about practices

Related stories

Benromach distillery launches limited-edition whisky in time for fathers day 

BENROMACH Distillery in Speyside has launched the latest addition to its Contrasts range – a 10-year-old limited-edition single malt whisky

Bladnoch Distillery unveils The Wave – a new limited-edition series showcasing the five pillars of whisky making

Bladnoch, Scotland’s southernmost whisky distillery, has launched The Wave, the second chapter within the Master Distiller’s Collection. The Wave is

Chivas Brothers partners with Bairds Malt and Scotgrain to establish sustainable agriculture programme with Scottish farmers

The Scotch whisky producer partners with Scottish barley growers, fostering sharing and collaboration to reduce its carbon footprint and help

Whisky 1901 launches limited edition Glenburgie 1988 single cask expression Scotch

Leading cask investment company introduces – multiple award winning bottled whisky – the first in its independent bottling collection 3rd June

Whisky Hammer raises a dram to £60 million sales as it celebrates 100th auction with £10,000 whisky giveaway

Last week, Mairi Gougeon, Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Land Reform, and Islands visited John and David Andrew on their

Lochlea marks 5th Anniversary with statement whisky from across half a decade

Multi-award-winning Ayrshire distillery, Lochlea, is celebrating its 5th Anniversary this year, marking the milestone birthday with a limited edition first age-statement

Subscribe to our daily newsletter

Why? Free to subscribe, no paywall, daily business news digest.