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Clay Smith is in the house!

Moonshine University is proud to welcome Clay Smith as their new Operations Manager. Clay has joined the Moon U team full time and we are excited to see the growth and new offerings that comes with this much experience, and beard, to the team.

Clay Smith has been in many facets of the liquor industry since 2003: a Head Distiller for Corsair Distillery, a liaison to the Kentucky Distillers Association, and a teacher of Gin and Botanical courses at Moonshine University. Blending and balancing artistic sensibilities with practical knowledge and 15+ years experience in the industry, he has also served as an independent consultant for distilling operations, product development, and program implementation. Clay now comes to us as our new Operations Manager.

His approach to teaching is that of a facilitator. His philosophy regarding the industry could be summed up as While the Science must be respected, the Art must be loved


I’ve been teaching classes at Moonshine University since 2013, I’m glad they finally put a ring on it.

 Clay Smith

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