Brad Distills 80 Proof Alcohol (Sotol) | It's Alive: Goin' Places | Bon Appétit

Join Brad as he visits Desert Door Distillery to learn how to harvest and distill sotol, a tequila-like spirit from Texas Hill Country.
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  1. Brad Leone

    Brad Leone

    3 tháng trước

    Next we are off to a much different location and im SOO excited for the episodes. Oh and dont worry lots more quirky, from the Fermentation Station Its Alive coming out soon too.

    • Jona Than

      Jona Than

      3 ngày trước

      Please ferment me

    • Felix Spieker

      Felix Spieker

      20 ngày trước

      where is vinny?

    • Alan Hardcastle

      Alan Hardcastle

      21 ngày trước

      I dont know you Brad, never seen this show or any of your shows. I'm enjoying this.

    • Digital Viisual

      Digital Viisual

      2 tháng trước

      Can we get a "Wourder" Shirt?

    • A Kasyap

      A Kasyap

      2 tháng trước

      Can't wait to see it all. Just wanted to ask about how is it with the new role with BA that is not in the Test Kitchen being the manager?

  2. Andrew McHugh

    Andrew McHugh

    3 giờ trước

    Wait, if Vinny left in January 2019, why did Brad say, "If you can't find 'em, grind ' em, Vinny?" (timestamp - 6:08) If Vinny was behind the camera, where's the amazing editing? Did Bon Appetit tell him not to? I smell some drama over at Bon Appetit...

  3. nala beans

    nala beans

    17 giờ trước

    Ken's personality matched w brad is just perfect. I love this guy. Imagine HIM and brad noodling... he'd be going at it with 100% stone cold composure during possibly the most absurd of situations. PS what happened to Hunzi? I vaguely remember hearing he left but now I'm confused if the devastation of vinny just made me make that up. Is he still on regular it's alive?

  4. margareta liemevien

    margareta liemevien

    23 giờ trước

    anyone knows what's the opening song title?

  5. Omar Rascon

    Omar Rascon

    Ngày trước

    Brad you should do more spirits or wine sake, tequila, mezcal, etc.

  6. John Steel IV

    John Steel IV

    Ngày trước

    I own that same parang by gerber (the machete to cut the leaves) , and I have the bigger one and used it last week.

  7. Crickett Smith

    Crickett Smith

    2 ngày trước


  8. Nathan Cleveland

    Nathan Cleveland

    3 ngày trước

    Confirmed: Brad is teddy from Bob's burgers

  9. Thandiwe Diego

    Thandiwe Diego

    3 ngày trước


  10. Jona Than

    Jona Than

    3 ngày trước

    Expert: This is how you sho.. Brad: *WHY DONT YOU LET ME TRY THAT*

  11. Jona Than

    Jona Than

    3 ngày trước

    I like how everytime Brad takes the rear *after one whole second* of explaining from my man the expert.

  12. B


    4 ngày trước

    Mmmmm making me thirsty for some of that agave juice aka tequilaaa

  13. drewski west

    drewski west

    5 ngày trước

    /ok slow down/ damn

  14. Audrea Wilson

    Audrea Wilson

    7 ngày trước

    I know that song is wayfaring stranger but who sang that cover?

  15. Matthew Godwin

    Matthew Godwin

    9 ngày trước

    Wait are centipedes dangerous?

  16. SimpliGypsi


    11 ngày trước

    I really want to see Brad noodling!!

  17. KaregoAt


    11 ngày trước

    I don't know if it's just because I'm Finnish, but the sotol guy doesn't seem rude at all? Not even that quiet or reserved, what are people talking about...

  18. KaregoAt


    11 ngày trước

    Brad doing stuff is my favourite part of VNchannel, no lie.

  19. ntthgrt93


    12 ngày trước

    Brad! Thank you so much for visiting the hill county and recommending desert door. I live 30 minutes north of Austin, but have never heard of this place. Because of you I went to Desert Door today and had an amazing time; not only from the knowledge gained in this video, but also the fantastic taste of Desert Door and the incredible atmosphere/service. Please visit Texas more! Texas ❤️ New York ❤️ Texas

  20. GuardedDig2


    14 ngày trước

    Nice gerber machetes lol

  21. iCShandra


    15 ngày trước

    Where are all the funny edits?!?!

  22. Uw4ntSum3


    15 ngày trước

    As someone from Sweden, considered by many to have extremely introverted citizens, I personally think that the Sotol worker wasn't very cold or rude, just a bit to the point and unused to the camera. The only thing I would say he could've improved significantly on is not letting Brad ask how things work.

  23. Mikeey


    15 ngày trước

    Where are the edits?!

  24. Chloe Stanfield

    Chloe Stanfield

    15 ngày trước

    Ok so they never clean the plant those centipedes just chillin in there

  25. VixNeko


    15 ngày trước

    "Fire wourder"

  26. Maggieskye7


    16 ngày trước

    That super awkward fist bump tho lmao

  27. Blake Johnson

    Blake Johnson

    16 ngày trước

    I was so hoping he’d stall the truck out 😂

  28. Gordon Ramsey

    Gordon Ramsey

    16 ngày trước

    Gotta love that true detective intro

  29. Vanessa Graves

    Vanessa Graves

    16 ngày trước

    the opening had big Narcos vibes for some reason

  30. Dancrept


    17 ngày trước

    It's ilegal to call it sotol if is not made in Chihuahua, Coahuila and Durango, Just like Tequila in Jalisco, Mexico

  31. James Morris

    James Morris

    18 ngày trước

    Is "vegatal" really a thing or is that Brad and his new friend really hacking the word "vegetable" to pieces?

  32. zach olson

    zach olson

    20 ngày trước

    I like the guy

  33. Johnwayne 922

    Johnwayne 922

    20 ngày trước

    Was anyone else even more attracted to brad when he took his first shirt off and was working with that sexy cowboy look?🤠💘🇨🇱

  34. PawnSacrific3


    20 ngày trước

    What was that intro song?

  35. Zagnafain


    21 ngày trước

    Brad here at Sotolsopa.

  36. Cytraxi


    21 ngày trước

    ah celcius! what is that like in Freedomheit? :D

  37. Margaret Mauldin

    Margaret Mauldin

    21 ngày trước

    i wish the guy talked more about the indigenous heritage of Sotol. this process is historic and it’s creators deserve some credit.

  38. Alan Hardcastle

    Alan Hardcastle

    21 ngày trước

    Brad dies in a horrible pressure cooking accident...the look on that guides face☠💀

  39. Simple cb

    Simple cb

    21 ngày trước

    this guy is andy dwyer in the flesh

  40. Natalie Cobain

    Natalie Cobain

    26 ngày trước

    Pleeeaaase send Brad to Germany to a brewery! I would die to see him making traditional German beer. It's so different than beer from other countries.

  41. Lazy Daze

    Lazy Daze

    26 ngày trước

    For a minute I thought Brad was drunk. Then I remembered that he always seems like that.

  42. Cristian Ionascu

    Cristian Ionascu

    Tháng trước

    Love the cobalt bottles

  43. ShellyMay AllDay

    ShellyMay AllDay

    Tháng trước

    This guy is a stick in the mudd

  44. daglfap


    Tháng trước

    what is the intro music?

  45. Rene Novoa

    Rene Novoa

    Tháng trước

    I actually visited the distillery while I was in the Austin area a few weeks ago and if y’all are in the area I highly recommend stopping by. It’s absolutely delicious.

  46. r3toun


    Tháng trước

    Brad lookin' like a real Biff with those glasses 😏

  47. Jesse Morgan

    Jesse Morgan

    Tháng trước

    All of these episodes are awesome!!!! Best Bon Appetite personality! Started with It's Alive and I am hooked! He has taught me so much about fermenting!!! I can't wait to make Koji Steak! Keep up the great work Brad!

  48. bird


    Tháng trước

    I had to pause and LAUGH after that door POPPED OPEN lmfaooo the guy told brad ".....youll be okay" like ??? hahahahahah whyd he let that happen, the nice man probably thought brad wanted that experience

  49. Trish She

    Trish She

    Tháng trước

    Brad is lookin like a snack in his cowboy hat

  50. forgotten toothpick

    forgotten toothpick

    Tháng trước

    It's cool learning about production with brad :> and their lax behind the scenes stuff. [edit point]And also in comment about the sotol guy. i don't think he's stuckup or pretentious :\ i think he's just a professional maybe introverted guy. You can tell he gets a little loose every now and then by the small banter or the laughing with brad :) i think nobody can resist the power of brad, but i don't think everyone could/should match it like the clay guy :) 2 different episodes. both great

  51. trin771


    Tháng trước

    Ken is an old man trapped in a young body.

  52. somer seth

    somer seth

    Tháng trước

    I miss him calling me Vinny :(

  53. thricefan89


    Tháng trước

    I like Sotol guy. As a Canadian I didn't think any intelligent, chill Texans existed

  54. Polarminty


    Tháng trước

    When you realize alcohol distilling is just organic chem lab

  55. Forest Bertrand

    Forest Bertrand

    Tháng trước

    I gotta get me some.

  56. Erin Wozniak

    Erin Wozniak

    Tháng trước


  57. Erin Wozniak

    Erin Wozniak

    Tháng trước

    It went from sustainable land management to hack the things and creatures for boozzzzze

  58. Olivia Lang

    Olivia Lang

    Tháng trước

    When Brad said "Big Boy" and no crab from the other episode came on I was sad

  59. SeoulSlayer


    Tháng trước

    That opening, lmao!

  60. kel kush

    kel kush

    Tháng trước

    Guy casually giving Celsius temperatures

  61. imhafdhom


    Tháng trước

    14:24 obligatory doggo reference

  62. Unnecessary Delivery

    Unnecessary Delivery

    Tháng trước

    Gosh I love the intro!

  63. UnKnownHost


    Tháng trước

    wow that machete is dull

  64. E D

    E D

    Tháng trước


  65. Kwee Ayu Hapsari Kurniawan

    Kwee Ayu Hapsari Kurniawan

    Tháng trước

    Anyone else think Brad fits very well into this cowboy life? He gives me a vibe of Blake Shelton, country like feeling 🤣💓

  66. Rasalas


    Tháng trước

    7:50 oof 0°C = water is freezing

  67. Gato Villano

    Gato Villano

    Tháng trước

    Hey, is that one of those Bear Grylls machete you got there. I have the survival knife. It is a great knife and very cheap. These things are well designed.

  68. Chawntay Edwards

    Chawntay Edwards

    Tháng trước

    Dude was so dry.

  69. David Couture

    David Couture

    Tháng trước

    I havent heard anyone do a better Obama than the Sotol guy

  70. Stacey Yodice

    Stacey Yodice

    Tháng trước

    Brad could be a double for the cop on Law and Order!

  71. Dan Gerharts

    Dan Gerharts

    Tháng trước

    Intro song?

  72. Shawn Sisler

    Shawn Sisler

    Tháng trước

    I got an "It's Alive" for you, falls right in with your love of fermenting and distilling. "Brad Makes Moonshine in the Ozarks"... You can noodle for blue cats or flatheads while you wait for fermentation.... Vinny should love it.

  73. Chris Dutton

    Chris Dutton

    Tháng trước

    Brad has Skills !! ✌️❤️😁

  74. Dane Byrd

    Dane Byrd

    Tháng trước

    Every episode Brad just wants to hook up with someone

  75. Kayla Law

    Kayla Law

    Tháng trước

    Brad got the horses in the back 🐴🐎

  76. ABCassy


    Tháng trước

    Love that Brad is still Brad but I do miss the funny and fast-paced editing. Why is it every time a show starts streaming, it gets more serious? The reason you got that deal is probably because of the originality and uniqueness of the show... just saying. ❤️

  77. SecretLars


    Tháng trước

    7:54 that guy just died a little inside when Brad asked what it was in farenheit

  78. Allison


    Tháng trước

    Loved the video! Very interesting process, I liked the professionalism of the sotol guy next to brad.

  79. amedilen


    Tháng trước

    why is brad a middle-aged dad

  80. Elissa Campbell

    Elissa Campbell

    2 tháng trước

    I love how serious Ken is... serious & sexy lol

  81. Chayfonics XO

    Chayfonics XO

    2 tháng trước

    Where’s Vinny?

  82. Cary Cleland

    Cary Cleland

    2 tháng trước

    Good god could that guy have been any more boring?

  83. Wasmo


    2 tháng trước

    Big mood I don't have a dog but it's always there in my imagination

  84. Mr. Boardwine

    Mr. Boardwine

    2 tháng trước

    Now it’s kinda boring with this new editor

  85. amonkey withagun

    amonkey withagun

    2 tháng trước

    Bring vinny back,this is horse sh*t

  86. Daniel Kim

    Daniel Kim

    2 tháng trước

    Get in the truck !!!

  87. Dark Realist

    Dark Realist

    2 tháng trước

    Anyone know the artist who sang the intro?

  88. MX23rider


    2 tháng trước

    Stool guy is like the Mexican Obama! Lol 😂🤣

  89. Jesi Dillon

    Jesi Dillon

    2 tháng trước

    I'd almost charge this guy with murder attempt w a sotol cooking door

  90. Sarah Tomlinson

    Sarah Tomlinson

    2 tháng trước

    so thats what brads hair looks like

  91. Tadgh Downey

    Tadgh Downey

    2 tháng trước

    What’s the song that plays in the opening?

  92. time4 1more

    time4 1more

    2 tháng trước

    i LOVE the drone camera work, this is the first video I've seen it's use in Bon Appetit so i'll have to investigate the other vids, but fantastic addition to It's Alive: Goin' Places Brad looks epic with those progressive shots 🤙

  93. Zippy The Clown

    Zippy The Clown

    2 tháng trước

    Brad = Labrador Retriever. Gotta love the Bradinator.

  94. 18OverTheBridge


    2 tháng trước

    Here I am, so allergic to alcohol that I can’t eat bread, watching Brad make 80 proof...

  95. OleMiss_Chr15


    2 tháng trước

    Not to be rude but that guy is Mr. Personality! lol

  96. ElessarJD


    2 tháng trước

    PLEASE tell us who does the cover of the intro song (Wayfaring Stranger)! I looked everywhere and can't find it.

  97. Rakete


    2 tháng trước

    I really like Sotol Guy. He takes his thing serious.

  98. Eric Kleinwolterink

    Eric Kleinwolterink

    2 tháng trước

    The production on these videos just keeps getting better. The shots are great, and the editing gives so much personality to everything.

  99. Jons FraPe

    Jons FraPe

    2 tháng trước

    in this episode vinny buys a drone

  100. Perry


    2 tháng trước

    Why wasn't this recommended to me? This is the only thing i watch these days

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