Premium tequila label Altos, the top-shelf arm of the Jalisco behemoth Olmeca, has been enjoyed in Australia for over four years already, but you\u2019re probably not entirely aware of that. Chances are if you like to drink a shot, boat-race a lagerita (Google it) or take the occasional trip to Margaritaville, you\u2019ve already sampled the delicious distilled agave nectar that is Altos tequila. You can be forgiven for not knowing this, however.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nAltos flies under the radar down under as it\u2019s only available on-premise; that is, in venues, and not bottle-os. Known as the tequila made by bartenders for bartenders (award-winning mixologists Henry Besant and Dre Masso were brought on board to work alongside master distiller J\u00e9sus Hernandez to create this expression), it\u2019s only fitting that you have to order it from a bartender. The result of this farm-to-glass philosophy and collaboration involving bartenders saw Altos Plata (that\u2019s the clear one) take out a Master medal for the first time ever, and the Reposado (gold, for those of you playing at home) a Gold medal at last year\u2019s Global Tequila Masters Competition.\r\n\r\nThe quiet achiever of the \u2018Mexican Mouthwash\u2019 market, you won\u2019t see billboards professing its excellence, TV campaigns encouraging you to *insert generic phrase about life* or branded slushy machines in giant leagues clubs for Altos. But your favourite bar will know all about it, and gladly share. All those marketing dollars of the big names end up getting poured into your glass and, subsequently, out of your wallet. Altos? You get what you\u2019re paying for. An award winning tequila at a reasonable price.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nTaking place last Sunday at Earl\u2019s Juke Joint in Newtown, Pernod Ricard celebrated the exclusive brand by throwing a party to give back to the industry, handing the reins to the team behind the bar to do whatever they felt like with a few cheeky bottles and an endless supply of tacos. This is part of their \u2018Tequileros Series\u2019 of parties which are hosted by bartenders, for bartenders, in keeping with Altos\u2019 winning philosophy.\r\n\r\nSure, it\u2019s exclusive and you\u2019re not invited, and FOMO is becoming one of society\u2019s biggest killers, but that\u2019s the kind of hype we like to create here at Man of Many.\r\n\r\nTo enjoy this seriously tasty tequila, just ask for it.\r\nCheck it out\r\n\r\n\r\nHave you subscribed to Man of Many? You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.