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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

Boston Beer owns the Angry Orchard hard cider brandjust On Call - US cider on course to triple in ten years - Boston Beer Co CEO 31 October 2014

The US hard cider category could triple over the next ten years despite an anticipated slowdown in current growth rates, according to the head of Boston Beer Co.

Fraser & Neave also claimed victory in the decisionFraser & Neave to lose Myanmar Brewery stake after legal defeat 31 October 2014

A Myanmar conglomerate has won a legal battle to wrest control of a brewing joint venture from Fraser & Neave (F&N).

Charlie Storey is stepping up from his marketing roleHarpoon Brewery creates president role, appoints marketing head 31 October 2014

US craft brewer Harpoon has promoted its marketing head to the newly-created role of president.

Yeni Raki to get push from Diageo in UK, Germany 31 October 2014

Diageo has launched a marketing campaign for Turkish aniseed brand Yeni Raki.

SPI Group lines up temperature-activated Stolichnaya bottle 31 October 2014

SPI Group has unveiled new limited-edition packaging for its Stolichnaya vodka that is printed in temperature-activated ink.

Boston Beer released its results yesterdayBoston Beer Co's YTD profits surge on strong Q3 31 October 2014

Boston Beer Co has posted a strong jump in YTD sales and profits after third-quarter performance benefited from new product launches.

Beam Suntory will use one of its Highland Scotch whiskiesBeam Suntory to roll out "Scotch-infused" Bourbon Kentucky Dram 30 October 2014

Beam Suntory is to launch a Jim Beam extension mixed with Scotch exclusively into Travel Retail next year.

Product Launch - Pernod Ricard's The Glenlivet Founder’s Reserve 30 October 2014

Pernod Ricard's Chivas Brothers unit has launched another extension to its The Glenlivet single malt Scotch brand.

Stolichnaya Elit Pristine Water Series Andean EditionProduct Launch - SPI Group's Stolichnaya Elit Pristine Water Series Andean Edition 30 October 2014

SPI Group has launched a limited-edition Stolichnaya extension made with spring water from the Andean Mountain foothills in the Araucania region of Chile.

Diageo to launch global Johnnie Walker campaign 30 October 2014

Diageo has unveiled a new global campaign that covers four of its Johnnie Walker variants.

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