I usually only drink when I'm in Tokyo (trains and taxis make it safer/easier to get around), so I don't drink often, but I do enjoy a Manhattan when I can. Years ago, I was displaying a couple of cars (not mine) at the Concours d'Elegance in French Lick, Indiana. Mentioned to the bartender that evening that I was considering a Manhattan to go with my meal. She proudly said that her Manhattan recipe took first (or second, I can't remember) at a big competition. So I gave it a try. It was a little... fancy... for my taste. But don't you think I let a drop go to waste! I typically have mine with Gentleman Jack, but you guys have me curious to try it with Rittenhouse next chance I get.