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

    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.

    • Digital Viisual

      Digital Viisual

      19 ngày trước

      Can we get a "Wourder" Shirt?

    • A Kasyap

      A Kasyap

      25 ngày 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?

    • Achilles Actual

      Achilles Actual

      25 ngày trước

      the Fermentation Station is the best!!

    • Kezden Duncan

      Kezden Duncan

      26 ngày trước

      Hey brad I am looking at culinary schools and I was wondering what culinary school you went to and if you think that culinary school is worth it

    • Galen Rosenberg

      Galen Rosenberg

      27 ngày trước

      @Brad - I was there the day before you released this! CRAZY! When did you guys film this?

  2. Elissa Campbell

    Elissa Campbell

    Ngày trước

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

  3. Chayfonics XO

    Chayfonics XO

    Ngày trước

    Where’s Vinny?

  4. Cary Cleland

    Cary Cleland

    2 ngày trước

    Good god could that guy have been any more boring?

  5. Wasmo


    2 ngày trước

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

  6. Mr. Boardwine

    Mr. Boardwine

    3 ngày trước

    Now it’s kinda boring with this new editor

  7. amonkey withagun

    amonkey withagun

    3 ngày trước

    Bring vinny back,this is horse sh*t

  8. Daniel Kim

    Daniel Kim

    4 ngày trước

    Get in the truck !!!

  9. Dark Realist

    Dark Realist

    4 ngày trước

    Anyone know the artist who sang the intro?

  10. MX23rider


    6 ngày trước

    Stool guy is like the Mexican Obama! Lol 😂🤣

  11. Jesi Dillon

    Jesi Dillon

    6 ngày trước

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

  12. Sarah Tomlinson

    Sarah Tomlinson

    6 ngày trước

    so thats what brads hair looks like

  13. Tadgh Downey

    Tadgh Downey

    6 ngày trước

    What’s the song that plays in the opening?

  14. time4 1more

    time4 1more

    7 ngày 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 🤙

  15. Zippy The Clown

    Zippy The Clown

    8 ngày trước

    Brad = Labrador Retriever. Gotta love the Bradinator.

  16. 18OverTheBridge


    8 ngày trước

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

  17. OleMiss_Chr15


    9 ngày trước

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

  18. ElessarJD


    9 ngày trước

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

  19. Rakete


    11 ngày trước

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

  20. Eric Kleinwolterink

    Eric Kleinwolterink

    11 ngày trước

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

  21. Jons FraPe

    Jons FraPe

    11 ngày trước

    in this episode vinny buys a drone

  22. Perry


    12 ngày trước

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

  23. MegaUltra Tom

    MegaUltra Tom

    12 ngày trước

    Definitely not in the artichoke (Aster) family. Sotol is actually in the asparagus family.

  24. DaiNoShoujoNoYami


    12 ngày trước

    Nice drone shot in the beginning!

  25. LapinAngelique00


    13 ngày trước

    I love that this show really highlights the work that goes into the food and drink products we consume

  26. Wade Wilson

    Wade Wilson

    13 ngày trước

    I love Brad and Vin

  27. zon rox

    zon rox

    14 ngày trước

    You guyyyysss vid is still fun.

  28. ZZQ ARK


    14 ngày trước

    You were supposed to start with the first speed not the fourth

  29. Ellie C.

    Ellie C.

    15 ngày trước


  30. Byron Sykes

    Byron Sykes

    17 ngày trước

    Aram Mojtabai

  31. animefreak5219


    17 ngày trước

    Brad is all excited and all and then the Sotol guy is just like "calm down this aint even that special"

  32. Bassie


    17 ngày trước


  33. Annalisa Johnson

    Annalisa Johnson

    17 ngày trước

    I miss the old editing

  34. Max Fozzy

    Max Fozzy

    17 ngày trước

    It’s Alive!: Goin’ Places is great, guys. It’s not gonna have the goofy editing because that’s for It’s Alive! the regular show. This is Brad’s maybe more professional go at a good show which I truly appreciate and his wacky fun demeanor still comes way through without the editing. The It’s Alive! show is where they can take more liberties. Ease up on the harsh comments and appreciate this! Also the sotol guy is just a little introverted or isn’t too big on being filmed. It’s hard when you’re being compared to a guy like Brad to not come off dull. He was professional, knowledgeable, and he went along with a lot of Brad’s stuff in his own way.

  35. John I

    John I

    17 ngày trước

    you think this guy laughs?

  36. Nate Bergeson

    Nate Bergeson

    18 ngày trước

    Bon Appetit: Your going to TX Brad. Brad: Ok what should I wear. Bon Appetit: Whatever you want fam.

  37. Brian Morgan

    Brian Morgan

    18 ngày trước

    Needs the post production edits like we're used to.

  38. katherine anna

    katherine anna

    18 ngày trước

    brad looks like how armie hammer will in a few years or so

  39. BANE760


    18 ngày trước


    • Simone Eli

      Simone Eli

      17 ngày trước

      This airs on TV it has to be professional it's alive is a different show for youtube

  40. Christian Smallwood

    Christian Smallwood

    18 ngày trước

    Ken is like a shorter more monotone Dan Cummins.

  41. Anmol Malhotra

    Anmol Malhotra

    18 ngày trước

    One serving of the old editing please!

  42. Sean Ngo

    Sean Ngo

    18 ngày trước

    Simple intro, but man it's awesome. Awesome video.

  43. Cars Of Pennsylvania

    Cars Of Pennsylvania

    18 ngày trước

    Brad was today years old when he learned 100C is the boiling point of water

  44. Phreekful


    18 ngày trước

    Brad is a human golden retriever

  45. Britney Page

    Britney Page

    19 ngày trước

    Great video, but man did the Sotol guy make it hard to watch lol. He seemed like he was not into Brad's energy. Every time Brad made a joke and got no response from the guy..."Ice Ice baby" played in my head. They both looked so uncomfortable by the end. 🙈😏

  46. Jon Wiegman

    Jon Wiegman

    19 ngày trước

    I went through the entire list of Wayfaring stranger on spotify to try and match the intro version without luck. If anyone recognizes the cover, I would love to know who the performer is.

    • Alex Acosta

      Alex Acosta

      18 ngày trước

      Jon Wiegman I wanna find it too. I’ve been looking but no luck. :(

  47. Meredith Mack

    Meredith Mack

    19 ngày trước


  48. Meredith Mack

    Meredith Mack

    19 ngày trước

    Brad. you are a trooper! Kevin was really steering this episode in a weird very serious, almost sterile, direction. In your true nature you made it enjoyable, I said it before and I’ll say it again...YOU being authentically YOU, that’s what keeps the viewers coming back for more! Thanks for educating us and having fun with us, we love ya brother!

  49. Gabby R

    Gabby R

    19 ngày trước

    Who edited this? Stop.

  50. megan dryden

    megan dryden

    19 ngày trước

    Lol, the alcohal guy had ZERO personality

  51. Michael Andreas

    Michael Andreas

    19 ngày trước

    Brad is having so much fun

  52. Peter Sorensen Guitar

    Peter Sorensen Guitar

    20 ngày trước

    C E N T I P E D E S (!) ?

  53. Ian Robinson

    Ian Robinson

    20 ngày trước

    Sotol guy has that thousand yard, high on his own supply one too many times, war vet stare

  54. Erin


    20 ngày trước

    i just stayed in a tiny house half a mile from desert door. the area’s great. love driftwood. feels like austin used to feel.

  55. Sidney Shaw

    Sidney Shaw

    20 ngày trước

    14:20 LOL at mah dood trying to squint to picture what he's describing..... great episode, love it

  56. Lucas


    20 ngày trước

    So, they invested in a drone..

  57. Nadia Trejo

    Nadia Trejo

    20 ngày trước

    You definitely need to travel to Tequila, Jalisco in Mexico to see how tequila it's made, and the agave fields are stunning

  58. tat


    20 ngày trước

    I think sotol guy is just shy!! Y’all are too harsh, not everyone is super comfortable being filmed.

  59. Alica Rybárová

    Alica Rybárová

    20 ngày trước

    I need a compilation of each time Brad says big boy in every video...

  60. Callum Weimer

    Callum Weimer

    20 ngày trước

    Trimjob is a dangerous word, Brad

  61. romxxii


    21 ngày trước

    I just love how everywhere you can find humanity, you can find humans taking the surrounding vegetation and using the powers of science to turn it into hooch.

  62. Random Gurl

    Random Gurl

    21 ngày trước

    I was watching the video and was like... something is weird.... Matt? MATT?!? :'c

  63. Jon Doe

    Jon Doe

    21 ngày trước

    I want my editing back!!!

  64. Splosions


    21 ngày trước

    I'm sorry guys the newer episodes are missing that old "it's alive" flair. Brad and the content are good but it's missing Vinnie's comedic editing

  65. Gunner 249

    Gunner 249

    21 ngày trước

    Huh...Gonna have to try some. Good work Gents!

  66. RileyFurbushh


    21 ngày trước

    this man HATED brad the entire episode.

  67. trixr4kids8589


    21 ngày trước

    Bear Grylls getting any kickbacks for using his machetes?

  68. Zeit142


    21 ngày trước

    Wish I knew whose rendition of Wayfaring Stranger they used at the start.

  69. Lisa Heimbigner

    Lisa Heimbigner

    21 ngày trước

    Brad is hooking up all over the country

  70. Lisa Heimbigner

    Lisa Heimbigner

    21 ngày trước

    I feel like a weedwacker and a shovel could be easier

  71. J B

    J B

    21 ngày trước

    A true capitalist: the man can hardly even handle or harvest his own crop.

  72. Sutira Uaamnuichai

    Sutira Uaamnuichai

    21 ngày trước

    Brad is the new How it's made

  73. Silo21


    22 ngày trước

    The two glasses shot was iconic.

  74. Z McK

    Z McK

    22 ngày trước

    Damn their chemistry was awful but Brad was great as usual. Not that the Sotol guy was bad or anything, they just didn't sync at all.

  75. Ardini Myta

    Ardini Myta

    22 ngày trước

    Woah where have i been? Just realized Brad has beautiful blue eyes. 😅

  76. georgemonroe


    23 ngày trước

    Can't believe they didn't even mention the fact that Sotol is a traditional drink from northern México, more specifically from the states of Chihuahua and Coahuila NOT Texas, I know southern US is heavily influenced by Mexican culture for obvious reasons but I mean c'mon man, give credit where credit is due.

    • Alexandro


      21 ngày trước

      georgemonroe exactly! Or that it can’t be grown legally unless you have permission because the plant is navitve to Mexico. Or the smell in relation to the taste. Missed opportunities of great information.

  77. Sammi


    23 ngày trước

    yikes with all the comments hating sotol guy I thought he would be rude but he just seemed like an introvert who isn't used to giving tours/being filmed? I love Brad's energy too but not everyone can match it, and I thought Ken was nice just ultra professional tbh

    • The Curious Mind

      The Curious Mind

      12 ngày trước

      I'm the exact same way with my work life. I'm quite an introvert as well and I can really only cut loose at home lol

    • Josh G

      Josh G

      16 ngày trước

      Precisely. Commenters should try showing a stranger around their workplace in front of cameras.

    • elbert perez

      elbert perez

      17 ngày trước

      I get what you're saying but honestly Brad's energy is so infectious that if you're not affected by it then you are either a murderer or, worse, really boring

  78. comrade dog

    comrade dog

    23 ngày trước

    Im sad that Brad didn't make a "sotol" joke

  79. comrade dog

    comrade dog

    23 ngày trước

    5:52 omg what was that

  80. angela gilroy

    angela gilroy

    23 ngày trước

    Someone get Brad a dog already.

  81. dannooooooo


    23 ngày trước

    "what flavors do you taste?" proceeds to use his answer to explain to us the flavor at the end lol. like copying a class mates work

  82. dannooooooo


    23 ngày trước

    that guys lame attitude made me think for a second brad just randomly showed up there asking questions

  83. Aiden Martin

    Aiden Martin

    23 ngày trước

    12:10 "okay slow down" 😂😂

  84. Heather Tilbury

    Heather Tilbury

    23 ngày trước

    Brad is too high energy for Sotol guy 😂 He seemed annoyed the whole damn time, made it almost difficult to watch 😂 I love Brad's personality, c'mon Sotol guy, have a little fun!

    • Danielle Jaeger

      Danielle Jaeger

      21 ngày trước

      Heather Tilbury yeah- definitely seemed to treat Brad like a kid at times- especially with how much alcohol to drink that’s 180 p

  85. Annah Dyal

    Annah Dyal

    23 ngày trước

    Brad is the new Mike Rowe...

  86. JelliMoon


    23 ngày trước

    This sotol guy..... damn. Absolutely nothing lmao

  87. bnenomore


    23 ngày trước

    How can someone who produces alcohol be so.... little fun? Lol

  88. Mrs. Amy Elder

    Mrs. Amy Elder

    23 ngày trước

    Brad is the best thing to ever happen to VNchannel!!

  89. whosryanross


    23 ngày trước

    song at the beginning?

  90. austin chen

    austin chen

    23 ngày trước

    I think it should be stated though, I would be happy to see new content and different styles from any of the media or kitchen staff at BA, i just thinking they should make a new concept around it instead of changing what’s already existing. I get that this is technically a different show from Its alive, but having the name, there a certain level of continuity of style that we expect between the shows also i think maybe why this episode hasn’t been hitting as well is because it’s very dependent on brad’s repore with the guest of the show, and you can’t control that as well. like the guest on this episode seemed to not be supper goofy.

  91. JaninaStormborn


    23 ngày trước

    To the fermantation-station.... Eh... tank. Choo choo

  92. jenkies


    23 ngày trước

    I love this style of video. Is it the same as the old "It's Alive?" No, but it is beautiful in and of itself. That opening drone shot?!?! Come on, that wAS GOLD. Also the little sneaky reveal with the truck scene. SO GOOD. Brad always shines like the star he is, and a video does not always have to have wacky editing for it to be enjoyable.

    • Anna Streeter

      Anna Streeter

      18 ngày trước

      jenkies you’re literally the only one who thinks this

  93. King Kanga

    King Kanga

    23 ngày trước

    Another great Brad episode!

  94. kitsophrenik


    23 ngày trước

    this is my fave show by a milee go on brad!

  95. Magdalen Morgan

    Magdalen Morgan

    23 ngày trước

    get brad a DOG

  96. zer00rdie


    23 ngày trước

    Brad doesn't know celcius, wow...

  97. Kelsey Nielsen

    Kelsey Nielsen

    24 ngày trước

    The old it’s alive episodes used to be so much funnier. Why take a good thing and kill it. Still love Brad but you can tell he’s stifling himself the whole time

  98. Kathryn Alcorn

    Kathryn Alcorn

    24 ngày trước

    Why the western theme its just Texas?

  99. Abbie Decker

    Abbie Decker

    24 ngày trước

    Brad is the man of my dreams

  100. Rogelio Rodriguez

    Rogelio Rodriguez

    24 ngày trước

    That hot Ford though.

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