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    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

      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.

      1. Digital Viisual

        Can we get a "Wourder" Shirt?

      2. A Kasyap

        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?

      3. Achilles Actual

        the Fermentation Station is the best!!

      4. Kezden Duncan

        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

      5. Galen Rosenberg

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

    2. Chris Dutton

      Brad has Skills !! ✌️❤️😁

    3. Dane Byrd

      Every episode Brad just wants to hook up with someone

    4. Kayla Law

      Brad got the horses in the back 🐴🐎

    5. ABCassy

      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. ❤️

    6. SecretLars

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

    7. Allison

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

    8. amedilen

      why is brad a middle-aged dad

    9. Elissa Campbell

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

    10. Chayfonics XO

      Where’s Vinny?

    11. Cary Cleland

      Good god could that guy have been any more boring?

    12. Wasmo

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

    13. Mr. Boardwine

      Now it’s kinda boring with this new editor

    14. amonkey withagun

      Bring vinny back,this is horse sh*t

    15. Daniel Kim

      Get in the truck !!!

    16. Dark Realist

      Anyone know the artist who sang the intro?

    17. MX23rider

      Stool guy is like the Mexican Obama! Lol 😂🤣

    18. Jesi Dillon

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

    19. Sarah Tomlinson

      so thats what brads hair looks like

    20. Tadgh Downey

      What’s the song that plays in the opening?

    21. time4 1more

      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 🤙

    22. Zippy The Clown

      Brad = Labrador Retriever. Gotta love the Bradinator.

    23. 18OverTheBridge

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

    24. OleMiss_Chr15

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

    25. ElessarJD

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

    26. Rakete

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

    27. Eric Kleinwolterink

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

    28. Jons FraPe

      in this episode vinny buys a drone

    29. Perry

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

    30. MegaUltra Tom

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

    31. DaiNoShoujoNoYami

      Nice drone shot in the beginning!

    32. LapinAngelique00

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

    33. Wade Wilson

      I love Brad and Vin

    34. zon rox

      You guyyyysss vid is still fun.

    35. ZZQ ARK

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

    36. Ellie C.


    37. Byron Sykes

      Aram Mojtabai

    38. animefreak5219

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

    39. Bassie


    40. Annalisa Johnson

      I miss the old editing

    41. Max Fozzy

      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.

    42. John I

      you think this guy laughs?

    43. Nate Bergeson

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

    44. Brian Morgan

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

    45. katherine anna

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

    46. BANE760


      1. Simone Eli

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

    47. Christian Smallwood

      Ken is like a shorter more monotone Dan Cummins.

    48. Anmol Malhotra

      One serving of the old editing please!

    49. Sean Ngo

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

    50. Cars Of Pennsylvania

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

    51. Phreekful

      Brad is a human golden retriever

    52. Britney Page

      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. 🙈😏

    53. Jon Wiegman

      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.

      1. Alex Acosta

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

    54. Meredith Mack


    55. Meredith Mack

      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!

    56. Gabby R

      Who edited this? Stop.

    57. megan dryden

      Lol, the alcohal guy had ZERO personality

    58. Michael Andreas

      Brad is having so much fun

    59. Peter Sorensen Guitar

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

    60. Ian Robinson

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

    61. Erin

      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.

    62. Sidney Shaw

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

    63. Lucas

      So, they invested in a drone..

    64. Nadia Trejo

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

    65. tat

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

    66. Alica Rybárová

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

    67. Callum Weimer

      Trimjob is a dangerous word, Brad

    68. romxxii

      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.

    69. Random Gurl

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

    70. Jon Doe

      I want my editing back!!!

    71. Splosions

      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

    72. Gunner 249

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

    73. RileyFurbushh

      this man HATED brad the entire episode.

    74. trixr4kids8589

      Bear Grylls getting any kickbacks for using his machetes?

    75. Zeit142

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

    76. Lisa Heimbigner

      Brad is hooking up all over the country

    77. Lisa Heimbigner

      I feel like a weedwacker and a shovel could be easier

    78. J B

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

    79. Sutira Uaamnuichai

      Brad is the new How it's made

    80. Silo21

      The two glasses shot was iconic.

    81. Z McK

      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.

    82. Ardini Myta

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

    83. georgemonroe

      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.

      1. Alexandro

        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.

    84. Sammi

      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

      1. The Curious Mind

        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

      2. Josh G

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

      3. elbert perez

        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

    85. comrade dog

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

    86. comrade dog

      5:52 omg what was that

    87. angela gilroy

      Someone get Brad a dog already.

    88. dannooooooo

      "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

    89. dannooooooo

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

    90. Aiden Martin

      12:10 "okay slow down" 😂😂

    91. Heather Tilbury

      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!

      1. Danielle Jaeger

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

    92. Annah Dyal

      Brad is the new Mike Rowe...

    93. JelliMoon

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

    94. bnenomore

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

    95. Mrs. Amy Elder

      Brad is the best thing to ever happen to DE-news!!

    96. whosryanross

      song at the beginning?

    97. austin chen

      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.

    98. JaninaStormborn

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

    99. jenkies

      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.

      1. Anna Streeter

        jenkies you’re literally the only one who thinks this

    100. King Kanga

      Another great Brad episode!