National Bartender Day

National Bartender Day

December 3rd is National Bartender’s Day. Bartenders are such an important part of everyone’s lives. Whether you have a favorite bar you go to every Saturday, or just pop into random bars to grab a drink, the bartender will make or break your experience. 

Bartenders Who Care

Bartenders build relationships with customers. They are responsible for the wellbeing of every person who walks through that bar. Having a bartender who cares means that you find new drinks you would’ve never tried before, and have conversations with new people from all over the world.


Here at Iowa Legendary Rye, bartenders are always in our minds. They are always so passionate about their craft of making and creating drinks that bring people together. Their passion and dedication are some of the reasons why we are so dedicated to our own craft. Creating our rye with pride and authenticity allows us to continue to provide these bartenders with the quality product they need to make the best tasting cocktails.

Our History

Our history with Iowa Legendary Rye and bartenders have many similarities. We both continued to serve our community all the way through the prohibition. Even though legally, alcohol wasn’t to be bought, served, or produced, bartenders continued to provide the people they cared about with new cocktails even though it had to be secret. Not to mention, this prohibition-era actually included the invention of the gin and tonic recipe.

A Risky Start

Like the bartenders in the prohibition, that’s where Iowa Legendary Rye got its start. Lorine Sextro, the creator of our rye, started up her underground distillery during the prohibition in order to continue to serve her community. She risked everything she had in order to keep her business running for those around her.

A Shoutout

Now, we’d like to give a shoutout to someone very important to Iowa Legendary Rye. His name is Tyler Mortenson. Tyler is the person who creates most of the Iowa Legendary Rye cocktails that you know and loves. He has a real passion for mixing cocktails that everyone can enjoy. His passion and dedication inspire us here at ILR.


Tyler is someone who appreciates authenticity and honesty. He is someone who believes in what he is doing and makes sure everything he does is true to himself. We admire Tyler for his values and stick to those same ones every day. Everything we do here at Iowa Legendary Rye is authentic and true.


Go out and thank the local bartender. Tell them how much you appreciate them and maybe even gift them with a bottle of delicious and fresh rye from Iowa Legendary Rye. We admire bartenders for their passion and love for the community. Here at Iowa Legendary Rye, the community is everything to us.

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