The loyalty is understandable, Thomas explained.
“If you’re having a rough day, he can always turn your day around.”
Though he’s flattered by the honor and spends his days in the center of a bar surrounded by people, Portwood said he hasn’t told his friends, family or co-workers about his distinction as the county’s best bartender. “I haven’t really told anybody. I’m kind of awkward when it comes to attention.”