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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

Tsingtao Brewery has blamed its expected slump on a tax hit and market conditionsTsingtao Brewery issues profits warning as struggles continue 23 March 2017

Tsingtao Brewery has warned full-year profits will be down by almost two-fifths in the Chinese brewer's starkest admission yet of its problems.

The new Heineken bottle changes colour under black lightHeineken releases colour-change bottles at Miami music festival 23 March 2017

Heineken has unveiled new aluminium bottles that turn black under black light.

Brown Forman's Jack Daniel’s Country Cocktails Southern PeachBrown Forman's Jack Daniel’s Country Cocktails Southern Peach - Product Launch 23 March 2017

Brown-Forman has teamed up with an R&B singer to launch a new flavour in its 25-year-old Jack Daniel's RTD malted beverage range, Country Cocktails. K. Michelle will help promote the new Southern Peach flavour, which initially rolls out in the south-east US ahead of a nation-wide launch in early Summer.

Adnams posted record FY volumes for its beer brandsPost-Brexit Pound slump dents Adnams 2016 profits - results 23 March 2017

Sales and volumes increases in 2016 for UK brewer and spirits producer Adnams failed to lift profits in the year, as currency weakness hit the bottom line.

Molson Coors's Carling Cider Black FruitsMolson Coors' Carling Cider Black Fruits - Product Launch 23 March 2017

Molson Coors has launched a new Carling Cider flavour, Black Fruits, as it targets growing demand for canned fruit cider.

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.

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.

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.

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