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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

The collective brand value for baijiu accounted for 37.5% of the global spirits market2017 "the year of baijiu" as brand value overtakes whisk(e)y - figures 22 March 2017

Baijiu has overtaken whisk(e)y to become the world's most valuable spirits segment, according to recently-released research.

CCEP's chief executive, Damian Gammell, took over at the company last yearCoca-Cola European Partners CEO upbeat on 2017, despite January blip 22 March 2017

The head of Coca-Cola European Partners has said he remains confident of a "solid" first quarter of 2017, despite a slip in volumes in January.

Elephant Gin's Elephant Strength GinElephant Gin's Elephant Strength Gin - Product Launch 22 March 2017

UK producer Elephant Gin has launched a navy-strength version of its namesake gin brand called Elephant Strength Gin.

The Cooper Spirits Co's Hochstadter's Family Reserve Straight Rye WhiskeyThe Cooper Spirits Co's Hochstadter’s Family Reserve Straight Rye Whiskey - Product Launch 22 March 2017

The Cooper Spirits Co has released the first cask strength whiskey from its Hochstadter porfolio.

Mast-Jägermeister US is the newly-named US unit for Mast-JägermeisterSidney Frank Importing Co becomes Mast-Jagermeister US 21 March 2017

The Sidney Frank Importing Co has changed its name to Mast-Jägermeister US to reflect its takeover in 2015 by the German owners of the liqueur brand.

SodaStream's Fruit Drops will roll out in JuneSodaStream International unveils carbonation-free Fruit Drops 21 March 2017

SodaStream International has launched products for the first time that are not exclusively designed for use in its home-carbonation platform.

Heineken said the funds raised from this week's notes issue could go towards a number of purposesHeineken raises prospect of M&A with US$1.75bn notes issue 21 March 2017

Heineken has said proceeds from a new US$1.75bn fund-raising effort could go towards future acquisitions.

The Molson Coors-owned lager brand Carling returned to Premier League sponsorship last yearMolson Coors backs Friday Night Football campaign in UK, despite lack of games - just-drinks Exclusive 21 March 2017

Molson Coors has defended its Carling sponsorship of Friday night English Premier League games, despite none having been played since the end of December.

Heineken's red star logo appears on its flagship brand and corporate brandingHeineken defends red star logo from Hungarian attack 21 March 2017

Heineken has moved to defend its red star logo after reports Hungary's Government wants to ban the image.

Yuengling has overhauled three of its core brands - Traditional Lager, Light Lager and Black & TanDG Yuengling & Son unveils Yuengling Traditional Lager refresh 21 March 2017

DG Yuengling & Son has overhauled the packaging for its namesake lager brand for the first time in 30 years.

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