HI Direwolf, It's always during Tartan Week, try http://www.TartanWeek.com
, for more info & all the other events going on. While my wife & I have gone to WL events in the past, after just attending Whisky Fest NY, there is no comparison. WhiskyLive is a fun time, and could be better. Whisky Fest had more exhibitors with real reps from the distilleries, not as many 'eye candy' pour girls than really couldn't discuss the products too well. Also, there are no vouchers to constantly deal with and have to dig deeper into your wallet just to get a taste. This was annoying to most people we spoke with during the event. That said, you can still have a decent time and sample some fine whiskies. Plus, if you are visiting New York, there will be plenty of other places to visit during the week.