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Andy Morton

Andy MortonBiography

Andy Morton started out in journalism in Glasgow, where he wrestled in mashed potato and wrote about Highland cows.

Tiring of the high-brow, he travelled the world working as an itinerant sub-editor in cities including Taipei, Sydney and Shanghai. While in Hanoi, he brought to the world's attention the Scottish-Vietnamese fusion dish dog haggis.

He is now back in the UK with just-drinks after four years in Chengdu, China.

Articles by Andy Morton

Scotch exports fell in both sales and volumesGLOBAL: Scotch whisky H1 exports dip as key markets fade 22 September 2014

Scotch whisky exports dropped by 11% in value in the first half of the year as sales in some core markets fell by as much as half.

INDIA: Beam Suntory Inc unveils Teacher's gift packs 22 September 2014

Beam Suntory Inc has launched gift packs in India for two expressions of its Teacher's Scotch whisky brand, Teacher’s Origin and Teacher’s Highland Cream.

PepsiCo will welcome Page in NovemberUS: PepsiCo adds genetics professor to board 22 September 2014

PepsiCo has elected the head of an MIT-affiliated biomedical research centre to its board of directors.

The new property opens todayCHINA: Diageo unveils sixth Johnnie Walker House in Asia 22 September 2014

Diageo has opened a Johnnie Walker House in Chengdu as it expands its chain of so-called “whisky embassies” in mainland China to three.

The week in soft drinks & water just the Week in - Soft Drinks & Bottled Water 5 September 2014

Welcome to the first edition of our round-up of the week's highlights in the global soft drinks & bottled water category. It's a quick and easy summary of what you might have missed and need to know.

Buffalo Trace DistilleryProduct Launch - US: Sazerac Co's Buffalo Trace Distillery 2014 Antique Collection 5 September 2014

Sazerac Co has lined up the launch of this year's antique collection of Buffalo Trace American whiskeys in the US. The five expressions comprise:

William Grant & Sons enjoyed a strong 2013UK: William Grant & Sons boosts FY sales, profits 5 September 2014

William Grant & Sons increased its full-year sales and profits last year, despite what it called “challenging global economic conditions”.

EASTERN EUROPE: Russia puts dent in Q2 beer consumption - figures 5 September 2014

Beer consumption in Eastern Europe fell 4% in the second quarter of 2014, but premium brands remained stable, according to latest figures.

The SWA said membership will also protect ScotchUK: Scotch Whisky Association secures ORIGIN membership 5 September 2014

The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) has bolstered efforts to protect its geographical status by joining the Organisation for an International Geographical Indications Network (ORIGIN).

Product Launch - UK: The Cotswolds Distillery's Cotswolds Dry Gin 4 September 2014

UK spirits producer The Cotswolds Distillery has confirmed the launch of its first product, a dry gin set for release this month.

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