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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

BrewDog Distilling has recently launched the Boilermaker series, its first foray into Scotch whiskyBrewDog looks to bring colourful reputation to Scotch - Focus 23 May 2019

As a brewer, BrewDog is no stranger to confrontation. The company's next run-in, however, could be with the rule makers of the spirits industry as the Scottish start-up's distilling arm looks to make its mark. As the launch of a BrewDog Scotch whisky approaches, the company has some bracing words for that most venerable of gatekeepers, the Scotch Whisky Association.

The new Camus was produced in one of the last villages in Dordogne still entitled to the Cognac appellationCamus launches Dordogne Cognac 23 May 2019

Camus has released a Dordogne Cognac as it makes use of appellation rules that allow the spirit to be made outside of its traditional home.

Global Brands' discount for New Look is on ten-packs of mixed VKGlobal Brands partners with New Look fashion store in VK promotion 23 May 2019

Global Brands is offering UK consumers discounts at a high street fashion retailer when they buy multipacks of RTD brand VK.

C&C Group's core brands, including Magners cider, performed well during the yearHow did C&C Group perform in FY 2019? - Results 22 May 2019

Losses in its international business failed to dent C&C Group's fiscal-2019 as underlying sales increased for the Magners and Tennent’s owner.

Carlsberg's Marc-Antoine Sochon will lead the brewing at the new siteCarlsberg to open microbrewery at Grimbergen Abbey next year 22 May 2019

Carlsberg is to return brewing to Grimbergen Abbey in Belgium with a new microbrewry at the site.

The straw ban, first tabled last year, is the UK Government's latest anti-plastic moveEngland to ban plastic straws and stirrers from next year 22 May 2019

The UK Government has confirmed it will ban plastic straws and other items as it continues to increase legal restrictions on waste.

No.1 Living's Cola and Lemonade kombuchas join the company's portfolioNo.1 Living's Cola Kombucha and Lemonade Kombucha - Product Launch 22 May 2019

A kombucha company founded by a former England rugby star has launched soda-flavoured versions of its core line.

Coca-Cola will relaunch New Coke on 23 MayThe Coca-Cola Co relaunches New Coke for Stranger Things tie-up 21 May 2019

The Coca-Cola Co is bringing back New Coke for a limited time in the US as part a tie-up with retro Netflix show Stranger Things.

Martell the Journey will take visitors through the house owned by Martell's founder Pernod Ricard bolsters tourist experience at Martell home 21 May 2019

Pernod Ricard has overhauled the visitors programme at its Martell home in Cognac as part of a fresh focus on tourism.

The store is Asia’s first standalone airport pop-up for Rémy MartinRemy Cointreau works with China Duty Free Group on Hangzhou pop-up 21 May 2019

Rémy Cointreau has partnered with China’s leading travel retailer, China Duty Free Group, to open a pop-up Rémy Martin store in Hangzhou airport.

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