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Gluten Free? Nauti Spirits Facts.

November 17, 2017

At Nauti Spirits, we know that finding gluten-free foods or drinks can be a challenge when dining out or when enjoying a cocktail in a tasting room.

While our spirits are not yet certified as gluten-free by FDA standards, we can assure you that there are no ingredients in Nauti Spirits Vodka or Rum that contain gluten. Nauti Spirits Vodka is distilled from locally grown sweet potatoes and corn. No gluten. And our rum is made from sweet Southern molasses. No gluten there either, folks! Once these base ingredients are distilled, the only thing added back to the spirit is pure water, which allows us to meet the proper proof.

Even though the distillation process removes the gluten from most spirits made with grains, we want you to know that WE DO CRAFT OUR GIN FROM WHEAT. If this concerns you, please stick to the Vodka and Rum!

And… our juices, seltzers, macerations, and mixtures are all made in-house with the utmost care and attention to detail in small craft batches. We do not use gluten in any of these hand-crafted creations.

So, grab your gluten-free dinner, call your friends, and head on over to Nauti Spirits for an evening of cocktails, live music, and laughter. You won’t have to ask for a gluten-free menu or make cocktail substitutions when enjoying our Vodka or Rum drinks- you’ll get to have a worry-free, gluten-free good time.

Join our mailing list and we’ll let you know when we’ve completed our independent lab verification and can proudly add “Gluten Free” to our labels!

November Music Lineup

November 7, 2017



NOV 09 Open Mic Night with MQ Murphy-Lively local talent
NOV 10 Gordon Vincent- singer/songwriter
NOV 11 Ken Shiles and Ci Bon- stripped down guitar
NOV 12 Gregg Carpenter- singer-songwriter-guitarist/pianist
NOV 16 Open Mic Night with MQ Murphy- Lively local talent
NOV 17 Patty Blee & Ernie Trionfo- distinctive guitar style full of bass
NOV 18 C Lynne Smith-country to folk-rock & beyond
NOV 19 Marnie & Nate- versatile acoustic duo
NOV 24 The Honeyhawks- eclectic romantic, vintage folk & pop
NOV 25 Jon Thompson- saxophone & guitar
NOV 26 Michael Flanigan- acoustic singer/songwriter
NOV 30 Open Mic Night with MQ Murphy -Lively local talent

Nauti Spirits in Edible Jersey’s “Must Tries of the Month” November 2017

October 30, 2017

Thanks for the Mention, Edible Jersey!  We love being included as one of Edible Jersey’s “Must Tries of the Month”.

Nauti Spirits
916 Shunpike Road, Cape May 
“Nauti’s Vodka is crafted with their own sweet potatoes, their gin with local/wild juniper. While on tour at Nauti, I noticed a rye grown in NJ getting ready to be whiskey. Every spirit from Nauti is so thoughtfully designed, mashed, fermented and distilled right on their farm.  VP & Head Distiller Brendan Wheatley told me, ‘…I don’t want to make gin, vodka and whiskey in New Jersey…I want to make New Jersey gin, vodka and whiskey.’”
Ray Painter, Publisher
Eric Derby, Associate Publisher

Thank You From Our Family to Yours

October 26, 2017


Veronica with her nephews, Keagan & Brogan.

“THANK YOU!” to all of our friends who came out this past Sunday to the distillery fundraiser to support and share in celebrating our Veronica’s amazing road to recovery.  We are grateful to all those who assisted in arranging the event– from the generous area business folks who provided items for the silent auction to the caring individuals who donated much-needed financial support through Veronica’s “Go Fund Me” page.

The fact that Veronica is healthy again, and working like the champ that she always has been, is nothing short of a miracle.  To see the smile that never left her face last Sunday, was icing on the cake.

You are the best, and we are incredibly fortunate to be part of this wonderful community.

Again – from all of us at Nauti Spirits – thank you so much.

Warmest regards,

Steve  & Caroline Miller
Nauti Spirits Distillery

Check out the Silent Auction Items for Veronica’s Fundraiser

October 19, 2017

We are overwhelmed by the support of the Cape May County business community who have donated items to the silent auction for our Community Pig Roast to Benefit Veronica’s Medical Fund.  A portion of all drink sales will also go to Veronica’s fund. Here’s a list of just some of the great items that will be available for bid:

Gift Basket from Sunset Liquors
$50 Gift Certificate to Nauti Spirits
Gift Basket with Nauti Spirits Vodka and 4 Martini Glasses provided by Green Monkey Vintage
Gift Basket with 8 Pilsner Glasses from Green Monkey Vintage & beer provided by Sunset Liquors
Dinner for Two at the Grange at Cold Spring Village
$50 Gift Certificate to the Merion Inn
Tour & Tasting for Two at Cape May Winery
Tasting for Two at Willow Creek Winery
8 Oyster Shucking Boards from John Hassay
Exit Zero Gift Basket ($100 Value)
$25 Gift Certificate to George’s Place
Framed Original Art by Janet Payne
$50 Gift Certificate to FINS
5 Class Pass to Itswell Yoga
Framed Original Photo by John Cooke Photography
Gift Box from Cape May Honey
Germain-Robin XO Brandy donated by JB & Brendan Wheatley
Gift Cards from Harpoons on the Bay
Gift Certificate to Givens Circle

Nauti Spirits Distillery’s New Fall Hours

October 6, 2017

After Columbus Day, Nauti Spirits will have new Fall operating hours! We’ll be open Thursday through Sunday, Noon – 9 PM. But just because we’re open fewer days, doesn’t mean there’s less going on! Watch this space or check our website for updates on New Cocktails, Music and Special Events!

Pig Roast Fundraiser for Veronica’s Medical Expenses

October 4, 2017

On Sunday, October 22 from 3-7PM, we’ll be hosting a fundraiser to help Veronica with the costs of the intensive medical care that she received after her catastrophic automobile accident. Tickets for the event will be $55 and will include a pig roast (with vegetarian option available), 2 seasonal draft cocktails, and pumpkin painting. We’ll have live music and are planning a silent auction showcasing our local community.  Nauti Spirits is also donating a portion of all drink sales. Buy a ticket here.

As small business owners in Cape May County, we depend on employees of all kinds to keep up with the demand of our tourism-based economy including seasonal and part-time positions, as well as the full-time team members that make our businesses more like family.

This past June one of our family members, our Apprentice Distiller, Veronica, was involved in a near-fatal car accident on the parkway. After being airlifted to Atlantic Care, Veronica spent 6 days in the ICU and was treated for pneumonia due to aspiration. Her left arm was shattered and will require multiple surgeries & plates to repair. Her rehabilitation is ongoing & extensive and due to a lapse in coverage for this catastrophic event, the resulting medical bills have climbed to a point where she needs our help.

Veronica has made a miraculous recovery from her injuries thus far, and we’re so glad to have her back with us at Nauti Spirits. Now, we’re reaching out to you, our neighbors and friends, in the hopes that you can help our family in this time of need.

Please consider contributing to the cause in whatever way you can, and help us show Veronica Cape May County’s community values.

How to help:

Donate an item/gift certificate/tour for the Silent Auction.
Purchase a ticket for the event, and join us!
Donate to our GoFund Me fundraiser.
Share our Facebook Event and spread the word.

Interested in donating? Give us a call at 609-770-3381, and we’ll be happy to pick up your contribution. Thank you for your time and consideration, it means the world to our distillery family, and especially Veronica.

-The Crew at Nauti Spirits Distillery

Bastard Sons of Captain Mey Live in the Tasting Room at Nauti Spirits

September 25, 2017

Support local makers and shakers at Nauti Spirits this Friday, September 29! We all know that locally made spirits pair best with local music, and of course local food. Stop by the tasting room for live music from The Bastard Sons of Captain Mey who began swapping sounds and instruments at a Cape May BBQ in 2015. Since then, they’ve become a fixture of the Cape May music scene drawing crowds from around the county. Need more motivation? Empanada Mama’s will be serving up their famous empanadas at the pop-up stand on the preserved farm adjacent to the distillery premises. We’ve got everything you need for a fun-filled night with family & friends. Our outside patios are dog-friendly so don’t forget Fido. Music starts at 6pm.

What’s New at Our Cape May Distillery? Matt’s Macerations!

September 15, 2017

When visiting Cape May’s farm to bottle distillery, Nauti Spirits, you may wonder to yourself; ‘how can they pack such powerful flavor into a single cocktail?’ While there are many complex steps that go into crafting our farm fresh spirits and developing each unique flavor profile, the real magic happens when our head bartender, Matt Reeves, concocts his famous macerations and mixtures. Whether you’re sipping the Shunpike Punch with its subtle flavors of lemon, lime, and pineapple, or indulging your sweet tooth with the fresh peach maceration in the Movin’ to the Country, you’re sure to notice the bursting Jersey fresh-ness. Here, Matt dishes out the secret to developing flavorful syrups for spiking your spirits:

Oleo-Saccharum Syrup:

Many things in our modern day are rushed and hurried, and strenuous steps are unfortunately skipped over for convenience sake. Potential palatable pleasures are lost and forgotten. Here in the tasting room, we strive for excellence and are committed to keeping things fresh, exciting, and fun. We embrace evolution and innovation and constantly learn from our (believe it or not) mistakes. These special syrups take some time and patience to pull off. Dylan, Brent and I dread the depletion of the Oleo-Saccharum Syrups. Their anticipated absence signals to us that we are going to be perched over a twenty-liter bucket hand peeling oranges or grapefruits for a good hour or so. But it’s time well spent.

An Oleo-Saccharum (Oil-Sugar) is a crucial ingredient in the making of traditional punches and adds an unmistakable depth to a good number of the signature cocktails that we serve in our tasting room. We produce this Oil-Sugar by covering the rinds of the citrus fruits with sugar overnight. This procedure pulls the citrus oil from the rinds, resulting in an Oil-Sugar mixture rich with flavor beyond what a simple syrup or fruit juice would give. We then reintroduce the fruit juice to the Oil-Sugar making the Oleo-Saccharum Syrup which you enjoy in our tasting room. So, next time you’re imbibing the Cold Spring Crush, Shunpike Punch, or Signal Hill Swizzle remember this didn’t just happen overnight…well sort of.


Matt Reeves

Want to Keep Up on What’s New at Nauti Spirits Distillery? Join our Mailing List!

September 4, 2017
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Nauti Spirits is your destination for Labor Day Weekend Libations. Take one of our Behind the Stills Tours to learn how we craft our sweet potato Vodka and our recently released Gin and Straw Rum before heading to the tasting room for a sample & farm fresh cocktail.

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