Break out the Bandido

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

No matter how insane your schedule is, or what is going on in your life, it’s time to press pause and realize that the holidays are finally here! You know it’s time to relax, share memories and celebrate with friends and family…and when the moment calls, Break out the Bandido…El Bandido Yankee Tequila that is.  

12 Cocktails of Christmas

If you follow us on social media, you know we have begun our 12 cocktails of Christmas. Each day starting December 14 we are posting delicious holiday cocktails for you to enjoy.  Pick your favorites and surprise your guests with new, delicious signature El Bandido holiday cocktails this year.  And if you are moved enough to post about it, tag us: @elbandidoyankee.  We can’t wait to hear and share your reactions!  A link to our 12 days of cocktails is located here:

Our first year and journey ahead

At El Bandido Yankee we have so much to be thankful for and a tremendous amount of excitement for the future.  This year we set the Bandido free and as of today, El Bandido Yankee Tequila is available in 12 states with the goal of 30 by end of 2022. It’s a lofty goal but we are up for the challenge. If we’re not in your state yet, saddle up, we’re coming for you.

Hot off the Press

As we roll out through our first year, we are getting some great media recognition from the likes of Rolling Stone Magazine, Lux Magazine, ABC TV, NBC TV Chicago Food & Wine, Chicago Star, WGN Daytime Chicago TV, LA Elements, and more: What are they saying? You bet there are some great accolades embedded in those articles:  

Rolling Stone: The Top Tequilas we are drinking now 

“Though we prefer El Bandido Yankee as a sipping tequila (it really is as “criminally smooth” as the brand says), the flavor has enough bite to make for some beautiful cocktails, too”.

Chalk Report: Criminal smoothness is the thing with El Bandido Yankee Tequila:

“I just tried the El Bandido Blanco and the El Bandido Reposado, and I concur. These are smooth tequilas”. 

Read more here


 We struck gold…medals.

Just recently we have been chosen in a double-blind taste test (this is the most authentic kind of test) for GOLD in both the El Bandido Blanco and the El Bandido Reposado.  And earlier in the year we received two gold medals from The Beverage Testing Institute (BTI) and rated a score of 92 points for our Blanco impression and 90 points for Reposado – out of 100 possible points.


Give-Back Program

But the single most important moment of our year has been the moment we launched our Give-Back program. We announced the rollout of our outreach program in Jalisco, Mexico, to build a new soccer complex with not-for-profit S.A.C.R.E.D. We are dedicating a portion of net proceeds from the sale of every bottle, and 100% of net proceeds from merchandise sales, to support S.A.C.R.E.D.’s mission of enriching the lives of people where agave spirits are made.

So Bandidos, stay warm, stay healthy and always drink responsibly.

Check back soon because we have exciting news that will bowl you over!

Here’s to an exciting and year ahead and Break out the Bandido!

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