Distillery Review #2: Nauti Sprits
Nestled among fields in North Cape May, NJ, the new Nauti Spirits Distillery may have a few wrinkles to iron out, but is off to a pretty great start. We have visited 3 times so far, and found our experience improved with each stop. The experience really begins in the parking lot, as you find yourself looking at nicely painted, modern, warehouse-like buildings, located in the middle of some farmland. Horses sometimes peak over the fence of a neighboring property, tall grasses blow in the wind, and herbs and spices that are used in the cocktails are grown in boxes right in the lot. Entering takes you along a short, self-guided tour, providing insight into the processes required to make their vodka. Upon reaching the bar area one is immediately impressed by the design mixing modern, rustic and industrial flourishes. It feels like a cool place to be and one you would want to visit again.
Join us for ice-cold oysters on the half shell from the Cape May Oyster Cooperative this Sunday from noon to 5pm. Orville, the State Champion Oyster Shucker will be set up in a popup farm stand on the preserved farm adjacent to the Nauti Spirits distillery premises. We hear that these Delaware Bay Oysters will be just $2 a shuck. Enjoy with a Nauti Spirits Bloody Mary- the perfect marriage of sea to table, and farm to bottle.
Do you have a passion for distilling? Enjoy working with your hands and thinking critically? We are looking to fill a full-time seasonal position in our production facility which could lead to longer employment. This is physical entry level job in the distilling industry comprised mostly of cleaning, climbing ladders, lifting heavy things, and more cleaning.
Must be 21 years or older
Positive attitude a must
Prior experience in one of the following distilling, cooking, brewing preferred.
Must have strong computer skills
Must have a flexible work schedule to accommodate production schedule. This may include nights and weekends.
Must have the ability to safely lift 50 lb
Know how to work safely within the facility to prevent risk to you and others
Must be able to work as part of a team; communication is critical
Must be able to function autonomously, i.e. self-direction
Passion for fermentation and distilling.
Brewing or distilling course accreditation or degree in science is preferred, but not required
Training will be on the job for the specifics
If you’re interested please send the following:
A list of references including both personal and professional
Please send responses to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please join us Saturday, June 3 for the Grand Opening of New Jersey’s Largest Farm-to-Bottle Distillery, where sweet potatoes grown right here on our Cape May coastal farm are distilled into the purest craft vodka. Festivities will start at 11am with a VIP Toast at 3:30pm. Come see us and celebrate our first harvest!
For your convenience, we’ll have a complimentary trolley that will run continuously from Cape May to the distillery from 4pm with the last trolley leaving from the distillery at 10pm.
It’s time for the World Series of Birding! Starting at 12:01 midnight on Saturday, May 6th, from midnight to midnight and all kinds of hours in between, birders will be swarming the state of New Jersey looking and listening for as many bird species as possible. Here’s David LaPuma, Director of the Cape May Bird Observatory doing some pre-series scouting.