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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

Germany is Havana Club rumPernod Ricard allays Havana Club shortage fears 30 June 2015

Pernod Ricard has said the company will have enough Havana Club for its core German market even if the US drops an import ban on the rum brand.

just On Call - Pernod Ricard leans on Indian whiskey to crack Africa 30 June 2015

Pernod Ricard has started selling its Indian whiskies in sub-Saharan Africa as the company looks to double sales in the region over the next four years.

The Scotch Whisky Association is opening new offices in both London and EdinburghScotch Whisky Association names London head 30 June 2015

A UK ambassador to Guatemala and Honduras is to head up the Scotch Whisky Association’s (SWA) new London office.

Vinexpo is changing its formatAsian interest keeps VinExpo attendance stable 30 June 2015

An increase in Chinese visitors made up for a decline in the number of Europeans at VinExpo this year as attendance at the wine show in Bordeaux remained steady.

Edrington released its FY results todayFocus - Edrington's FY Performance by Brand 29 June 2015

Edrington today reported a drop in FY sales and profits. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's performance by brand in the 12 months to the end of March.

"No plans" to offload Brugal rum - Edrington 29 June 2015

Edrington has said it has no plans to sell Brugal rum after the brand suffered a second write-down in three years.

EdringtonEdrington posts FY profits drop as Brugal suffers new write-down 29 June 2015

Edrington has posted a drop in full-year profits after its second write-down in three years for its Brugal rum brand.

Diageo lining up Gleneagles sale - report 29 June 2015

Diageo is closing in on a sale of its Gleneagles hotel, according to a Financial Times report.

Sidney Frank drops Beam Suntory lawsuit 29 June 2015

Sidney Frank Importing Company (SFIC) has dropped a lawsuit against Beam Suntory, ahead of a proposed takeover by Mast-Jägermeister.

Britvic adds five years to Robinsons' Wimbledon tie-up 29 June 2015

Britvic is to extends its Robinsons brand's 80-year-partnership with Wimbledon to 2020 after signing a new deal.

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