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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

Inver House Distillers posts FY profits leap as single malts drive sales 5 October 2015

Inver House Distillers marked its 50th year with a solid jump in full-year profits, led by growth for its core single malt Scotch whiskies.

Scotch whisky sees sales turn corner - SWA head 1 October 2015

The head of the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) has said a recent downturn in Scotch exports is over, with anecdotal evidence pointing to a return to growth.

Product Launch - Conecuh Ridge Distillery's Clyde May’s Special Reserve 1 October 2015

Conecuh Ridge Distillery has launched a 55% abv version of its Clyde May's Alabama-style whiskey.

Dogfish Head will have an LNK employee on its boardDogfish Head Brewery sells 15% stake to private-equity group 1 October 2015

Delaware-based Dogfish Head Brewery has offloaded a 15% stake to private-equity firm LNK.

Product Launch - Pernod Ricard's The Glenlivet Nadurra Peated Whisky Cask Finish 1 October 2015

Pernod Ricard's Scotch whisky unit, Chivas Brothers, has launched its first peated-style Glenlivet since the 1980s.

Southern Comfort sales have been in decline for a few yearsBrown-Forman silent on Southern Comfort sale report 30 September 2015

Brown-Forman has declined to comment on a report it is looking to sell its struggling Southern Comfort brand along with other liqueurs in its portfolio.

Product Launch - Lakes Distillery's The One Sherry Cask Finish 30 September 2015

Northern England whisky distiller Lakes Distillery has launched a sherry cask-finished expression of its The One whisky.

Product Launch - AG Barr's FunkinPro Citric Syrup 30 September 2015

AG Barr has released a new Funkin cocktail syrup designed to make a range of sherbet cocktails.

CBA is part-owned by A-B InBevCraft Brew Alliance brings Cisco Brewers into fold 30 September 2015

Craft Brew Alliance is to expand distribution for Nantucket Island brewery Cisco Brewers after the two companies formed a new partnership.

Last year, the number of breweries passed 3,000US breweries hit 4,000 mark - figures 30 September 2015

The number of breweries in the US has surged past 4,000, just 15 months after crossing the 3,000 barrier.

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