Scott Calame, Founder of TexAgave, has made a career out of reinventing his career. He has been an attorney, an Adjunct Professor, an ad agency executive and a freelance copy writer but he has just ripcorded out to not only start a new company but he’s actually starting an entirely new industry.
Scott is now a Distiller. TexAgave is a blue agave spirit that is similar tequila but is made in Texas, not in Jalisco Mexico, so it can’t be called tequila.
We get a behind the scenes tour of what it takes to found a company where the first step in selling the product is educating the consumer, one consumer at a time. Luckily, he’s made a living with words as a writer so his tag line which speaks volumes is, ‘make your margarita with a liquor made in Texas.’
He’s certainly aware of the risks but he’s following his passion no matter what and what’s interesting that even though he’s only been in business for less than a year, he’s already introduced a new product and actually introducing a 3rd product a few weeks after we spoke.
How a home brewing passion exploded into a new career.
Seeing his product on the shelf for the first time.
The difference between a blue agave spirit and tequila.
Self-funding his startup.
What it takes to be approved as a distilled spirit company.
Filing 115 forms a year with the State and Federal agencies to get approved.
Looking at problems differently since this is a chosen career move.