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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

Diageo's main North American whiskey brand is Bulleit BourbonDiageo to plough US$130m into new Kentucky production site 14 December 2018

Diageo is to invest US$130m in a new Kentucky distillery to increase production capacity for its Bourbon and American whiskey brands.

Coca-Cola is aiming to make more of its bottles out of recycled plasticThe Coca-Cola Co targets "enhanced" recycling with depolymerization loan 14 December 2018

The Coca-Cola Co is stepping up efforts behind so-called "enhanced recycling" in a bid to make higher-grade plastic out of recycled waste.

Maingreaud is an associate director and former MD of TFWAAlain Maingreaud replaces Erik Juul-Mortensen as TFWA president 14 December 2018

The Tax Free World Association, the trade body for Global Travel Retail, has elected Alain Maingreaud as its next president, replacing long-term incumbent and TFWA co-founder Erik Juul-Mortensen.

Ball Corp said it wanted to focus on its “geographical strengths”Ball Corp readies China exit with US$225m factory sale 14 December 2018

Ball Corp is to sell its China operations to Beijing-based ORG Technology in a US$225m deal.

Coca-Cola bought Bodyarmour for an undisclosed fee in AugustBodyarmor hires Coca-Cola exec Brent Hastie as president 13 December 2018

Bodyarmor, the sports drinks brand The Coca-Cola Co bought a majority stake in this year, has appointed a Coca-Cola executive to lead the business.

Super Bock Group has a 47% share of the Portuguese beer marketCarlsberg buys stake in Super Bock Group owner 13 December 2018

Carlsberg will control 60% of Portugal's Super Bock after taking a stake in the beer group's owner.

Heineken's 0.0 lager is aimed at moderate drinking trends in the UKDry January expected to pull in 10% of UK drinkers 13 December 2018

One in ten UK drinkers will go alcohol-free during the country's annual Dry January charity appeal, according to a new survey.

John Crabbie MD David Brown kegs the first spirit to run off the still at Halewood's Granton distilleryHalewood Wines & Spirits turns on taps for John Crabbie & Co Edinburgh whisky 13 December 2018

Halewood Wines & Spirits has started Edinburgh production at its John Crabbie & Co Scotch whisky distillery ahead of the completion of a new GBP7m (US$10m) home for the brand next year.

Pernod Ricard's Ballantine’s Warming Spices EditionPernod Ricard's Ballantine’s Warming Spices Edition - Product Launch 13 December 2018

Pernod Ricard has launched a limited-time 21-year-old Ballantine's into Travel Retail that has strong flavours of spiced herbs.

Coca-Cola took full control of Zico in 2013Topo Chico, Zico earn move out of Coca-Cola North America's emerging brands unit 13 December 2018

The Coca-Cola Co's North American team has "graduated" some of its newest brands out of an incubator unit and into the mainstream Coca-Cola system.

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