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Introducing: Carrie Clayton


We are so excited to introduce another one of our awesome teachers for 2020 - Spirits & Cocktail Expert Carrie Clayton!

Carrie will be teaching a variety of classes here at Palate Partners, including our WSET in Spirits certification courses!

Join us in welcoming Carrie.

More About Carrie

Carrie Clayton first entered the hospitality industry in Brooklyn, bar-tending at various neighborhood bars and eventually landing back in Pittsburgh, going to culinary school, and wearing many different hats in our industry.  

She brings over 16 years of experience and knowledge with her from years of bar-tending, bar managing, beverage consulting and training, pop-up bar operating… the list goes on as she adds Palate Partners and WSET educator to the mix.

You may have appreciated her skills over the years in Pittsburgh locations like Bar Marco, The Livermore, Poros, and The Warren. Now you can find her here at Palate Partners teaching interactive classes and making cocktails.

Carrie is WSET Level 3 in Wine, WSET Level 2 in Spirits, and Cicerone Level 1 Certified.


Bitters & Infusions Workshop

Wednesday, January 22nd

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Come ready to taste and get hands on in this homemade cocktail bitters class. Explore flavor profiles and functions of ingredients both common and obscure, where to source them, and how to use them.


Whiskey 101: Intro to Whiskies

Friday, January 31st

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Pittsburgh whiskey lovers of all levels come together in this all-new introductory course to taste and learn about the history of whiskey, the nuances of various whiskey styles, and production methods from around the world.


Spirits of Asia

Tuesday, March 10th

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Join Carrie and Deb as they take you on a journey through the unique and truly special spirits of Asia. From shochu and baijiu to whiskies and gins, there’s a whole spectrum to taste through, including sake!


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