Brady Bunte already had an illustrious sport fishing record (as a former winner of the legendary Bisbee’s Fishing Tournament), a luxurious Los Cabos vacation villa rental (Villa Hayden) and a tortilla chip company (CaboChips.com) under his belt when he decided to take on yet another brand-new and exciting venture – tequila. Tres Sietes is Brady’s signature tequila brand and, while a relative newcomer on the tequila scene, it has already received rave reviews from industry specialists.
We talked to Brady about tequila, Cabo and his amazing villa rental.
What originally brought you to Los Cabos? My family and I have vacationed in Cabo San Lucas since 1985. I was immediately hooked by some of the most beautiful landscapes and ocean views, best fishing, golfing and dining in the world.
What inspired you to start a tequila company? The tequila business started as a hobby for me just like my other business “Cabo Chips.” I fell so much in love with Cabo San Lucas and I was looking for yet another reason to frequent this beautiful destination. Tres Sietes was definitely inspired by all my time in Mexico and my love for the area. I was interested in creating a new, premium tequila that would be different than anything else on the market and would be produced using the highest quality processes available.
What makes Tres Sietes special? We have a proprietary process that makes the tequila through a steaming diffuser process vs. the old traditional way of baking the tequila in concrete kilns heated by wood burning. The end result is incredible pure flavors! Tres Sietes Silver offers a cool cucumber aroma with a fast, crisp finish. Tres Sietes Reposado has a crisp vanilla aroma, and fruit-forward flavor with finished hints of oak. Tres Sietes Anejo has a warm vanilla aroma, with flavor hints of light caramel and aged oak.
Where (other than our top villas!) can folks get Tres Sietes in Cabo? Tres Sietes is going to be distributed through the VINOTECA store in Los Cabos beginning mid-February. At the present time, CaboVillas.com (Earth, Sea & Sky Vacations) is enjoying the exclusive placement of Tres Sietes in platinum and premier villa rentals, with a free bottle upon arrival for each vacation rental booking through 2013.
What made you decide on Villa Hayden as a vacation home? Before I bought a house in Cabo, I rented villas (in fact, I used to book through Earth, Sea & Sky Vacations myself!), and had rented in may areas of Los Cabos. Ulitmately, I choose to purchase Villa Hayden in Santa Carmela because it is a private and secure gated community without large tourist crowds. Most of the owners in Santa Carmela are locals who own and manage fine hotels, restaurants, and world-renowned sport fishing companies. Santa Carmela is the best living in Cabo! Villa Hayden is a very private oceanfront compound with striking contemporary design and amazing views of the Sea of Cortez from the pool terrace.
What are some of your favorite insider tips for Cabo? Go fishing on the “El Gallo” fishing yacht. This is one of the best equipped tournament fishing boats (61′ Viking) in Cabo San Lucas with world renowned Captain Nayo (born and raised in Cabo) having more tournament victories than any other captain in Cabo San Lucas!