Here are some photo galleries of the Crusade if anyone is interested;http://sailor22.smugmug.com/gallery/829 ... 5274_ysbAAhttp://sailor22.smugmug.com/gallery/829 ... 8111_u3CRQ
The Six year got everyones attention as soon as we tasted it. It was the second barrel we tasted and when we visited it again later that evening it was still just as good.
The 13 is way sexy too. It has been a few days and more than a few pours since my last taste but if memory serves it has a big front of flavors that come back big time for a super finish.
As you might expect with Bump Ducket leading the tasting these two Bourbons are pretty aggressive - and that's a good thing.
All the Julios 4r's were impressive - particularly the single barrel BUT if Ryan chose the barrel we voted on it is so light it won't produce many bottles - Jim Rutlidge said perhaps as few as 22 to 24. As I understood it the 18 people that were there have first call on those. But that's Ryan's decision and I'm not sure where that stands. There was another fuller barrel that was a very close second and he may have bought that one too in which case there will be plenty.
I don't have a clear memory of what differences the BT barrels had from the shelf versions but there was some really good Bourbon in those samples so I'm expecting some sweet juice to be in those too.
TASTING TIP; Never follow Bump Ducket on his second round because all the best pours will be gone.