Thank you to John Cooke and the Star & Wave for this excellent article.

A new local craft distillery is offering spirits made from nature’s bounty, and for those wishing to taste the “sweet life,” Nauti Spirits is just the spot.

Steve Miller, a retired lieutenant commander and JAG Corps officer from the U.S. Navy, had a vision to open a craft distillery in Cape May County. What Miller, an energy industry attorney, lacked was a location or land. “I had a business plan and a vision that my wife didn’t try to talk me out of,” said Miller a Cape May Point and Annapolis, Maryland resident.

Twenty years ago, Corey and Dorey Bryan purchased 60 acres of farmland off Shunpike Road in Lower Township. They dreamed of a horse farm, a place to raise their children while being good stewards of the land. While Les Rea a local farmer, grew soy beans on their land, Corey operated The Lemon Tree, the family restaurant on the Washington Street Mall. Dorey similarly, worked at West Cape May elementary school.

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