With WhiskeyFest Chicago this year being on Friday, April 23, there's a bit of a conflict with the Bardstown Bourbon Festival Sampler on Saturday, April 24.
But I'm sure some readers of this board will be attending WhiskeyFest, at least those who, like me, live in or near Chicago.
I've been going since it started (I also write for the sponsor, Malt Advocate Magazine) and one interesting thing that has developed is that many local establishments, either on their own or in conjunction with producers, have their own evens during what is being called Whiskey Week. If they inform Malt Advocate, the events can be listed on Malt Advocate's web site.
You can find the current listing of Whiskey Week events here.