Scottish drinks brand Magnum launches £1m production facility

By Gwen Ridler

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Magnum has opened a new £1m production and bottling centre. Image: Chris Watt
Magnum has opened a new £1m production and bottling centre. Image: Chris Watt
Scottish drinks brand Magnum has launched a £1m production and bottling centre for its Scotch malt whisky cream liqueur.

A project three years in the making, the new production facility in Kirkcaldy, Fife has the capacity for 40 bottles of Magnum per minute. The site is complete with dedicated cream vat, as well as specialist rinsing, filling, capping and labelling equipment.

The new purpose-built production centre – billed as only global production and bottling centre of its kind in Scotland – will also 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.

Commenting on the launch, 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.

Dedicated cream production

“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.”

Magnum planned to distribute 135,000 litres of its cream liqueur across Scotland, the rest of the UK, Canada, the US and South Africa in 2024.

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

Magnum’s vision

“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 supply chain provider QAS Group, which 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.”

Meanwhile, a surge in demand for mashed potato has prompted the opening of the UK’s ‘biggest’ mash factory in Lincolnshire.

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