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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 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.
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 has elected the head of an MIT-affiliated biomedical research centre to its board of directors.
Diageo has opened a Johnnie Walker House in Chengdu as it expands its chain of so-called “whisky embassies” in mainland China to three.
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.
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 increased its full-year sales and profits last year, despite what it called “challenging global economic conditions”.
Beer consumption in Eastern Europe fell 4% in the second quarter of 2014, but premium brands remained stable, according to latest figures.
The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) has bolstered efforts to protect its geographical status by joining the Organisation for an International Geographical Indications Network (ORIGIN).
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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