I was in error in saying that Ridgewood Reserve wasn't available at WhiskyFest. I asked John Hansell, Editor and Publisher at Malt Advocate, if Ridgewood Reserve was available that evening, and he confirmed that it was. He said that although he saw it, he can not say that he witnessed it being poured, but I'm sure that it was. Somehow, I missed it! That was definitely MY loss. So, probably this was the NY tasting event referred to in the article mentioned by Omar in the beginning of this thread.