Desperados Media Tasting

Why the name Desperados?  A desperado is a person who decides what they want to do with their lives.  This is a young person who is not afraid to chart their own course. Think of the mantra ‘work hard, play hard’. Think of people in their mid and upper 20’s. Most of my friends fall in this age group. This drink is targeting this particular niche market. Get it from the horse’s mouth, I am almost 25 and I can tell you for a fact that we do work hard. This is the time when people get a glimpse of what they want to do and who they want to be. We might pass as people who live our lives with reckless abandon or people who throw caution to the wind but this is the age where we work so hard to make our dreams happen. But with the hard work comes the need to let loose and kick back.

#AtDuskWeRise is the tagline that resonates with this experience. If you are a twitter adherent, you have probably come across the hashtag #AtDuskwWeRise.  As the sun sets and darkness falls, this is the time we are shutting down our computers, taking off our suits, letting our hair down and calling our like-minded friends. We just wanna grab a beer, catch up with friends and release the tension of a bee-busy week. This is where desperados comes in.

I recently went to a tasting for a new brand in Eldama Park at Heineken Offices. HEINEKEN East Africa Import Company has expanded its portfolio in East Africa with the introduction of Desperados, the world’s first tequila-flavoured beer.