The Scottish men’s Olympic curling team kicked off its winter competition series in Canada by unveiling its new official kit and a sponsorship deal with Magnum Cream Liqueur – Scotland’s only Scotch malt whisky cream liqueur brand.
Led by Edinburgh-born skipper, Bruce Mouat the team of four men from Edinburgh, Stranraer and Dumfries, took home the silver medal at the 2022 Olympics in Beijing and now with support from Magnum Cream Liqueur, ‘Team Mouat’ has its sights set on rising to the top of the curling world in Canada this winter and spring 2023.
‘Team Mouat’ will wear their new navy, white and gold shirts during every official match in Canada, featuring Magnum’s distinctive red and green logo, and unique flask container design.
Depending on selection, it is hoped that ‘Team Mouat’ will go on to compete in the World Curling Championships in Canada (1st-9th April), where curling is even more popular than in Scotland. There are over 1,000 curling clubs with around 15,000 members across Canada, compared to over 500 clubs with around 10,000 members in Scotland.
Commenting on the new partnership with Magnum Scotch Malt Whisky Cream Liqueur, Team Mouat Skipper, Bruce Mouat, said, “Being a Scottish curling team that spends half the winter competing in Canada, our new brand partnership with Magnum felt like the perfect fit.
“Magnum is an Edinburgh-based Scottish brand, but one of its biggest export markets is Canada. We as a team had been looking for a Scottish-Canadian link and we think we’ve found that with Magnum.”
Edinburgh-based Hemisphere Brands is the global brand agent for Magnum, Director, Lee Schofield, said, “We’re really proud to be the official premium brand sponsor of the Scottish men’s Olympic curling team, who are an amazing group of guys.
“We recognised that Scotland and Canada share a passion for curling, single malt Scotch whisky and cream liqueurs, as well as Canadian-Scots heritage, so we jumped at the chance to bring these two great nations closer together by supporting our national men’s team in Canada.
“We wish Team Mouat every success in Canada this winter and are confident they’ll do Scotland proud.”