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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 tariffs will affect the US whiskey category including BourbonChina confirms US whiskey tariff increase amid growing trade tension - reports 19 June 2018

China has made good on a promise to hit US whiskey imports with a 25% tariff increase, as the prospect of a trade war between the world's top two economic powers looms.

Sazerac CEO Mark Brown said government officals should move to protect white oak suppliesSazerac CEO warns of white oak shortage threat to Bourbon 19 June 2018

The head of US spirits company Sazerac has called on the government to safeguard the white oak tree or risk harming the ongoing Bourbon boom.

Fentimans' Pink Rhubarb and Oriental Yuzu tonicsFentimans' Pink Rhubarb and Oriental Yuzu tonics - Product Launch 19 June 2018

Fentimans Pink Rhubarb and Oriental Yuzu tonics

Brewfitt’s Mr Fitz Aqua Spritz rangeBrewfitt’s Mr Fitz Aqua Spritz - Product Launch 19 June 2018

Brewfitt, a UK-based drinks dispense system maker, has joined forces with soft drinks business Mr Fitzpatrick's Botanical Cordials to launch Mr Fitz Aqua Spritz, a non-alcoholic offering for the on-premise.

Halewood will take control of the Beluga vodka portfolioHalewood Wines and Spirits takes on Beluga distribution in UK, Ireland 18 June 2018

Halewood Wines and Spirits is to replace Cellar Trends as the UK and Ireland distributor of Beluga Group's Beluga vodka.

Carlsberg entered the India market in 2007Carlsberg silent on India IPO report 18 June 2018

Carlsberg has declined to comment on a report it is set to launch an IPO in India.

The new 7UP Free bottle highlights the brand's no-sugar credentialsPepsiCo's 7UP Free gets UK overhaul 18 June 2018

PepsiCo has overhauled the packaging for its 7UP Free brand in the UK ahead of a new marketing campaign.

Heineken said it has confidence in UK pubs and barsHeineken to pour US$58m into UK pubs and bars 18 June 2018

Heineken is to invest GBP44m (US$58m) in its UK pub estate this year as it looks to spur growth in a declining on-premise.

Australian wine imports have reportedly faced difficulties at Chinese portsChina wine delays "no longer an issue" - Pernod Ricard 15 June 2018

Pernod Ricard has played down reports claiming that its wines have been delayed at Chinese ports as part of wider pressure on Australian imports.

Deirdre Mahlan is a former CFO of Diageo with more than 20 years' experience in the consumer goods sectorDiageo's Deirdre Mahlan takes Distilled Spirits Council chair 15 June 2018

Diageo North America president Deirdre Mahlan has been elected as chair of the Distilled Spirits Council - the trade association representing spirits companies in the US.

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