El Bandido Yankee Tequila Co. announced the launch of its first two expressions: Tequila Blanco and Tequila Reposado. Tequila Blanco has slight hints of citrus, pepper and vanilla with a buttery profile, while Tequila Reposado has a warm agave presence with hints of toasted oak, and herbal and vanilla notes, the company says. El Bandido Yankee's branding and label reflect its deep ties to the renowned Jalisco region, and the company is collaborating with S.A.C.R.E.D, a nonprofit focused on improving the lives of people in rural Mexican communities where agave spirits are made, it says. El Bandido Yankee has committed a portion of net proceeds from the sale of its tequila, as well as 100% of net proceeds from the sale of its merchandise to those efforts, it adds. Both expressions have a 40% ABV, and are made from 100% blue weber agave with no artificial additives. The suggested retail price (SRP) for each 750-ml bottle is $39.99 for Blanco and $44.99 for Reposado. El Bandido Yankee launches with support from established spirits importer PKGD Group, which has secured national reach with leading distributors. 

El Bandido Yankee Tequila Co., Chicago

Internet: www.elbandidoyankee.com

Distribution: National