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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

Anheuser-Busch InBev launched its Is the drinks industry just following the pack to the patriotism party? - Comment 27 May 2016

Samuel Johnson once said: "Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel." What does that say about Diageo, Anheuser-Busch InBev and The Coca-Cola Co?

Coca-Cola's new cans will be available until 4 JulyThe Coca-Cola Co joins star-spangled trend with new Coke can 27 May 2016

The Coca-Cola Co has joined an increasingly crowded trend for patriotic packaging in the US with a salute to the country's military.

Diageo's Doug Bagley, left, opens the latest Johnnie Walker HouseDiageo unveils first European Johnnie Walker House 27 May 2016

Diageo's Johnnie Walker Houses have reached Europe for the first time, with the company unveiling one of the premium retail outlets in Amsterdam's Schiphol airport.

Jagermeister UK has had a music manager since 2003Spirits brands can fill gaps left by music industry - Jagermeister 26 May 2016

Jagermeister UK's music manager has said acts are now less suspicious of corporate partnerships, opening up new marketing opportunities for spirits brands.

Beam Suntory's Canadian Club 100% Rye was first launched in 2014Beam Suntory gives US launch to Canadian Club 100% Rye 26 May 2016

Beam Suntory has expanded the launch of Canadian Club 100% Rye to the US as it targets "significant" growth in the rye whisky category.

Small Town Brewery's Not Your Father’s Vanilla Cream AleSmall Town Brewery's Not Your Father’s Vanilla Cream Ale - Product Launch 26 May 2016

Small Town Brewery has launched a second extension to its successful Not Your Father's Root Beer brand.

Coca-Cola believes a tax on sugary drinks won't be effectiveThe Coca-Cola Co takes aim at UK sugar tax 26 May 2016

The Coca-Cola Co has criticised UK plans for a sugar tax, saying reformulation is a better tool for fighting obesity.

According to the survey, young people in the US are drinking less carbonated soft drinksWarning for soft drinks as US youth consumption drops - analyst 25 May 2016

A new US government study that shows soda consumption among young people falling dramatically over the past two years is a warning for the industry, an analyst has said.

Diageo's Smirnoff Red, White & BerryDiageo's Smirnoff Red, White & Berry - Product Launch 25 May 2016

Diageo has followed in Anheuser-Busch InBev's footsteps with the launch of the "patriotic" Smirnoff Red, White & Berry vodka in the US.

Bacardi's new rums are designed for use in cocktailsBacardi's Bacardi Grapefruit and Bacardi Raspberry - Product Launch 25 May 2016

Bacardi has released two new flavours for its namesake rum brand.

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