What happens when a guy with a fascination with distilleries and two farmers with a passion for science and chemistry meet on a 60 acre preserved farm? Nauti Spirits is born.
Steven Miller began his professional career as an active duty officer in the U.S. Navy. He is currently a transactional and regulatory attorney at a top-tier Washington DC law firm and has served for a dozen years as a senior executive in a Fortune 150 energy company. His earliest memories of the shore are of Cape May.
Corey & Dorey Bryan
Dorey moved to Cape May in the early 80’s. A summer local from birth, she was raised on Philadelphia’s Main Line. She left her early career in the banking industry to be a proud stay-at-home mom. Dorey is known locally for volunteer work in the community. An avid naturalist and birder, Dorey is excited to share the natural beauty of the farm distillery and it’s field to bottle bounty with the public.
The son of a USCG officer/entrepreneur, Corey washed ashore in Cape May at the age of two. His family has been involved in the hospitality industry for decades, but Corey is best known as “Mr. Lemon Tree” from his years of running the family’s former Cape May business, where he established a cult customer following. The distillery will finally allow Corey to follow his true passion for science and chemistry.
In his 15+ years in the spirits industry, Brendan Wheatley has developed a skill set unique in the United States. He brings a cultivated approach and knowledge nurtured from both Japanese and French distillation practices. Brendan was the first American to study at Ichiro Akuto’s Chichibu distillery, and he further diversified his education as a distiller for California brandy producer Germain-Robin, where he learned classic French techniques for the production and cellaring of brandy. He has worked and consulted for distilleries spanning both coasts and Hawaii. “My focus is ecologically sustainable farm to glass production with an emphasis in stacked agriculture, tempered by quality first.”