The spicy of quality of a good rye is what makes it special to me as well. It also can add that extra little something to a well done Manhattan.
I prefer my beloved Canadian whisky for my manhattans. Right now, the whisky of choice is CC Sherry Cask, with the much talked about Vya vermouth, and lately I've been using Fee Brother West Indies Orange for the bitter.
on the spicy nature of rye.