AFTER PIONEERING THE LIVERPOOL DRINKING SCENE WITH SIX BARS AS PART OF THE GRAFFITI SPIRITS GROUP, BUSINESS PARTNERS JOHN ENNIS AND MATT FARRELL HAVE EXPORTED THE EL BANDITO TEQUILA-INSPIRED BRAND TO LONDON.
The move follows extensive research over a seven year period into the Tequila market and several trips to distilleries in Mexico engaging with key global influencers in the industry as Ennis explained:
“I was invited by Tomas Estes, best known for importing the first bottle of Tequila into the UK and for being one of the most influential people in the Tequila industry outside of the distillers themselves to Jalisco in Mexico and it proved inspirational.”
Housed in Victory Mansion on Stoke Newington High Street, ‘El Bandito LDN’ as it is known has the vibe of an illicit drinking den. The menu features an impressive collection of approximately fifty Tequilas and twenty-five Mezcals, including specialist brands not available anywhere else in the UK. The team have designed a drinks menu that comprises an extensive selection of cocktails too.
Ennis continued: “With our focus on rare and high-quality Tequilas and Mezcals, El Bandito aims to educate and inspire drinkers about these often-misunderstood spirits. Via our trips to Mexico, we’ve been able through developing great business relationships, help transfer an in-depth knowledge of specific drinks to our team and ultimately our guests.”
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El bandito is open Sunday – Friday
Victory Mansion, Stoke Newington Hight Street, London, N16 7PL