When Bacardí called time on Patrón XO Café, many café tequila lovers in the UK shed a tear. Now that love affair can blossom again with the introduction of Bandero Café.
Building on the popularity of their authentic premium tequila, Bandero Blanco, which launched in 2019, the company is extending its range to meet the demand for authentic Mexican tequila infused with the best of coffee.
Bandero Café is smooth yet dry, with notes of fresh roasted coffee, chocolate and vanilla. This small batch tequila uses the finest Blue Weber Agave, matured for seven years in the red clay soil of Jalisco’s Los Altos Highlands in Mexico. The result produces mouth-watering agave, lending way to a floral, sweet flavoured and creamy textured tequila.
“We see a great opportunity in the UK to offer consumers a better choice of premium tequilas and both Bandero Café and Blanco are exceptional in their own right,” said Jonathan Kendrick, entrepreneur and creator of Bandero Tequila. “They are meant to be sipped and savoured, allowing the intricate flavours created by being twice distilled to come through. I am excited to see these products grow in popularity and see these brands go from strength to strength.”
Bandero’s Café and Blanco tequilas are available through Molson Coors and Deckers Trading, who are set to enter in a distribution agreement for the products in the UK.
Jack Daniel from Molson Coors said: “There is growing demand for spirits and tequila in particular, so partnering with a premium tequila brand was a natural next step in our journey to broaden our offering beyond beer and cider. Our Beverage Hub team is always on the lookout for exciting new brands that can add a different dimension alongside our current offering, and Bandero will be a great addition to the spirit shelf for our customers that helps them drive sales.”
Bandero Café is now available to buy on Revl and has already secured its first national listing across all Be At One bars, owned by Stonegate Group, and will be available for customers to purchase from mid-October.
“Bandero Café truly is a remarkable liquor. Having had the luxury of sampling it ahead of launch in the UK, I am delighted that Be At One bars will be pouring it first,” said Sarah Miller, Operations Director for Stonegate Group. “It really is filling a gap in the market and is a fantastic premium tequila. I cannot wait to see what my bartenders and mixologists create with it.
Bandero Blanco is available in 70CL bottles at 40% ABV, while Bandero Café will be available in 70CL at 35 per cent ABV.
In the past two years, Bandero Blanco has won a plethora of awards, including the Design Distinction Century Award for the design of its iconic leather-clad bottle. The tequila has also been awarded the Double Gold from the PR%F Awards 2020 Tasting Competition, adding to its growing accolades, including the 2019 Gold PR%F Awards, the Double Gold Medal at the Global Spirit Awards and the Innovation Award at the Sip Awards International Spirits Competition.