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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

Pernod Ricard's 18-year-old Chivas blend in Japanese oak casks was just one example of the innovations on show at this year's TFWADon't let complacency kill Global Travel Retail - Comment - TFWA 2018 16 October 2018

Change happens slowly in the Global Travel Retail channel. At this month's Tax Free World Association exhibition in Cannes, delegates were still discussing the same problems as two years ago - how to make money in a channel squeezed by the landlord/retailer/supplier model. The difference is, however, that two years ago, because of a backdrop of declining sales, there was a hardened sense in Cannes that "something needs to be done". This year, no such urgency exists. Global Travel Retail - right now - looks in pretty good shape.

Root Blends' Root No. 6 Calm Smoothie CBD blend Root Blends' Root No. 6 Calm Smoothie CBD ready-to-blend - Product Launch 16 October 2018

Smoothie company Root Blends has launched a ready-to-blend CBD smoothie kit that is delivered directly to consumers in frozen cartons.

Kopparberg's Rhubarb ciderKopparberg's Rhubarb cider - Product Launch 16 October 2018

Kopparberg has added a rhubarb variant to its namesake fruit cider range.

Matthew Anderson is a former head brewer at one of A-B InBev's UK plantsChapel Down poaches Anheuser-Busch InBev brewing manager to lead Curious Brew production 16 October 2018

English wine producer Chapel Down has appointed a former Anheuser-Busch InBev UK brewing executive to lead production at its beer unit, the Curious Brewery.

The first two varients in Brown-Forman's new Jack Daniel's Tennessee Tasters' Selection range will roll out from this monthBrown-Forman to launch rolling experimental Jack Daniel's whiskey series 16 October 2018

Brown-Forman has launched a new line for its Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey brand that will focus on limited-release experimental launches.

Big Drop Brewing has just won new listings in the UK and CanadaSix companies that are shaking up the non-alcoholic drinks category - Focus 15 October 2018

On Saturday, mindful drinking consumer group Club Soda held its Mindful Drinking Festival outside of London for the first time. Just-drinks visited the event in Glasgow to speak to some of the beverage companies helping to mark out the future course of the growing non-alcoholic category. From "no sin gin" to vinegar drinks, here's a selection of what we found.

Willem van Waesberghe is wary that yeast contamination could lead to non-alcoholic beers becoming more alcoholicNon-alcoholic beer falls at draught hurdle 15 October 2018

The non-alcoholic beer category faces "product integrity issues" that could hamper its move towards draught, Heineken's head brewer has warned.

Five ways that digital could help the Global Travel Retail consumer - Focus 12 October 2018

The TFWA World Exhibition & Conference in Cannes this month hosted its own digital village, a showcase for some of the leading tech and latest online and digital innovations in the Global Travel Retail channel. just-drinks brings you a summary of five of the best ideas on show.

Brown-Forman's Old Forester 1910 Old Fine WhiskyBrown-Forman's Old Forester 1910 Old Fine Whisky - Product Launch 12 October 2018

Brown-Forman's Old Forester 1910 Old Fine Whisky

The Coca-Cola Co's Minute Maid Tomato Juice Blend will roll out next year in the US convenience channelThe Coca-Cola Co unveils vegetable juice as new products put in spotlight 11 October 2018

The Coca-Cola Co is to enter yet another beverage category with the launch of its first vegetable juice.

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