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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

Kilmarnock was the home of Johnnie Walker for 192 yearsDiageo reveals regeneration plan for former Johnnie Walker factory 28 September 2016

Diageo has unveiled plans for a regeneration project on the former site of its Johnnie Walker plant in the west of Scotland.

Donald Trump has promised to deport illegal immigrantsDonald Trump a danger to Constellation Brands' beer growth - analyst 28 September 2016

A Donald Trump presidency could strip out Constellation Brands' core beer base if the current White House hopeful made good on a promise to deport unauthorised  immigrants, an analyst has said.

United Spirits' McDowell’s No.1 SilkUnited Spirits' McDowell’s No.1 Silk - Product Launch 28 September 2016

The Diageo-controlled United Spirits has released a honey-flavoured version of its flagship whisky brand, McDowell's No. 1.

AG Barr said it has been reducing sugar in its productsAG Barr to cut staff as H1 sales, profits dip 27 September 2016

AG Barr is to cut 10% of its workforce before the end of the year amid a declining UK market that hampered H1 sales and profits.

The Sixpoint beers are paired with two of Edrington's Highland Park expressionsSixpoint Brewery unveils Highland Park beers with Edrington 27 September 2016

US-based Sixpoint Brewery has teamed up with Edrington's Highland Park distillery to launch two limited-edition beers designed to "compliment" the Scotch whisky.

The trademark gives Scotch Whisky protection against fakes, the SWA saidSWA wins Scotch trademark protection in Taiwan 27 September 2016

Taiwan has joined the list of high-value markets where Scotch is registered as a trademark.

CCEP said regular Coke was the worst performer in its Coke portfolioCoca-Cola Europe Partners sets sights on fix for regular Coke 23 September 2016

Coca-Cola Europe Partners has said it will work with The Coca-Cola Co to fix declines for regular Coke after the full-sugar brand dropped volumes in the first six months of the year.

Former CCE boss John Brock now sits at the helm of CCEPExperienced hands hold firm at Coca-Cola European Partners - Analysis 23 September 2016

It was a bruising first results announcement for management at the newly-formed Coca-Cola European Partners.

José Gutiérrez has joined Dr Pepper Snapple Group's ten-person boardDr Pepper Snapple Group appoints AT&T's Jose Gutierrez to board 23 September 2016

Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPSG) has appointed a leading telecommunications executive to its board of directors.

Protein beverages cross over multiple consumption occasions, Zenith's report saidProtein drinks no longer niche as sales surge - study 22 September 2016

Protein beverages are moving into the global mainstream as their consumer base shifts from body-builders to a general health-and-wellness audience, a new report has said.

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