(New York readers will be interested in this New York Times breakdown of where to go to try lots of scotch, published a few days ago.)
Check out this article on the subject of a Rye revival. My San Francisco hosts Trevor and Camille (thanks!) took me to the Alembic where without knowing much about the subject we tried the Best Tasting rye and two of the three Best Values (only to head home and have the third). The article is right, they're all really good. Furthermore it was lots of fun to drink them all together and compare.