Hercules Mulligan, the new Flaviar Original, was created with sophisticated free thinkers in mind. The complex character was built for inquisitive palates that wish to unlock secret aromas and decypher flavors of mystery. Our inspiration was the eponymous tailor-spy of the American Revolution who plied British officers with his gift of gab and fine Spirits into giving away sensitive information, some of which saved George Washington twice. Why is he inspiring? Because he stood for something, he was brave enough to go through with it, and because without him, there would probably be no independent America.
Hercules Mulligan Rum & Rye encapsulates the clandestine and complex character with its carefully selected ingredients. American Rye Whiskeys were married with aged Caribbean Rum before they were joined by macerated fresh organic ginger from Brooklyn. To make the potion rich and audacious, we added a dash of bespoke bitters - an honest-to-God ingredient that adds the idea of a bittersweet life. The Spirit was bottled at 43% ABV and there are only 2,000 bottles in existence. Powerful, flavorful and rare. Welcome to the revolution.
Rum & Rye
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What does Hercules Mulligan Rum & Rye taste like?
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The best of both worlds. The sweetness of the rum cuts the burn of the rye, and vice versa. Add a splash of cola, and you'll be asking yourself why the bottle is empty in no time.
Sweet, spicy, and ginger but not overwhelming so. What a flavorful surprise and I shall have more bottles.
One of the best drinks I have ever had!
This was a pleasant surprise! Looking at the flavor profile, I saw all of the things that I like, but wasn't sure on how they'd meld. Drinking it straight, as I do with all first sips, I found it spicy from the rye and a little tough to continue. However, just 1 ice cube really opened the ginger and bitters notes! This will definitely earn a place in my daily drinks rotation.
I love everything about this bottle! Taste is just enough spirit forward that it makes you all warm and fuzzy inside.
Hold a small amount on your tongue, taste the sweetness. Swallow and taste the ginger. Wait and let the honey linger. As you drink they blend together into one smooth balanced taste.
Fantastic! A great drink near or on ice. Had a little sweet taste that made it enjoyable
Lovely flavors, but very sweet. Best enjoyed as a cocktail, on the rocks or chilled. A bit of added rye helps reduce the sweetness
I think if you added a cherry, you would have a Manhattan. I didn't know what this bottle would be at first, but my wife really enjoys, but she enjoys Manhattans
Great straight on the rocks or mixed with a little ginger beer
Very easy drink. Even those used to mixed drink could easily be a fan
This is great
Truly unique. Was kind of back and forth on this for awhile before finally pulling the trigger and ordering it. Regret I waited that long. The only problem I've found is I can't have just one.
It is tasty mixture. Although it is too sweet for my liking for more than on glass. It could use a little more rye or a little less sweet.
Just pour over ice and sip. As a fan of rye and rum I found this drink to be very interesting and enjoyable. Will buy again.
Based on the description of the product, rum, rye, ginger and bitters, it sounded very interesting. It delivers on blending all those flavors. It almost has a spiced rum taste, but you definitely can taste the rye as well. The ginger and bitters add a little bit of spice to it, making it a perfect after dinner drink. It is very smooth to drink. My husband and I have drank it neat. I imagine it would be tasty on the rocks as well. If someone does not like ginger, this is probably not the product for them, as you can taste the spice. I was very pleasantly surprised.
When I bought this I was wondering what was I getting myself into. Was it going to be a run or a rye but it ended up being a great drink sweet but savory.
I loved it! I am able to taste all the tropical flavors as it warms my insides. Nice smooth, relaxing go-to whiskey following a day at work. I would gladly purchase another bottle since there are only 2000 in exstince.
This was not what I was expecting. The nose was a bit alcohol-forward, but was so pleasantly surprised when I tasted notes of caramel and honey on my first “neat” sip. Adding a few rocks and swirling opened up the nose a bit, eliciting a floral bouquet. A long, slow burn all the way down to my gullet. Left a pleasantly sweet and light aftertaste. Definitely adding this to my “sippin’ drinks.”
Really enjoyed this instant cocktail-in-a-bottle! Had it cold over ice with an orange rind. It is definitely sweet, but the spice notes were balancing, and it was highly drinkable. Will definitely get another bottle.
This is a cocktail in a bottle: rum, rye, ginger, and bitters. The rum's sweetness is well-balanced against the ginger's spiciness, and its slightly syrupy texture is mitigated by the rye and bitters. This might be better with ice, and I may update my rating after trying that; but I do enjoy it as is.
Very sweet. The rye spice is like bitters and the sweet rum pairing makes it like an old fashioned. A thick oily texture with heavy flavors of sweet fruit early with subtle rye and black tea flavors with the finish being dominated by a lingering rum alcohol. The ABV is still 43% but on taste I would have thought it was in the 20s/30s
Very good and unique taste. A great story and a great bottle to have, but not one that I would grab every day on account of how candy sweet it is.
Really sweet finish but good. Very smooth. Not too sweet but almost. I’m a scotch man but this might be my new favorite when I want something different.
Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to enjoy this amazing spirit. I love the flavor and the aroma is pleasant and adds to the enjoyment.
It's full bodied, amazing mixed with a chaser. If paired with similar spirits it's great in mixed drinks. It's also amazing on the rocks or slow sipped straight!
It's full bodied and smooth, mixes well with a chaser. If paired with similar maults it's amazing in mixed drinks and awesome by itself on the rocks or slow sipped straight!
Hercules Mulligan is an incredibly tasty bottle - highly recommended! A smooth blend of rum and whiskey that is dangerously delicious. Fantastic chilled over ice, you’ll have to stop yourself from drinking the entire bottle in a single sitting.
My favorite find of 2020! Highly recommended!!
Wasn't a fan of this at first, but I usually drink whiskey neat. After having it a few times on ice, I have to say, this is a wonderful concoction, especially during the winter. I'm not a huge fan of ginger either, but it isn't overwhelming on ice.
Purchased this because of the interesting back story and blend. What a wonderful surprise! Similar to Benedictine, but with a hint of jagermeister herbs and spices.
Bought one bottle to try ... loved it. Bought three more.
This was very sweet. I was expecting spice from the ginger and rye, some bitter taste from the bitters. However, it mostly tastes sickly sweet. It does get better with lots of ice once it melts, but I will not be buying this again.
Loved it! Sweet with just a great aftertaste. The big problem it's very easy drinking. A Bottle won't last long.
No bite, no burn, just a little sweet and smooth!
Surprised by how great and versatile this is. Even my non whiskey drinking wife enjoyed it on the rocks. Will always keep a bottle on hand!
This is an amazing sipping drink. Strong notes of ginger and oak with a sweet honey finish. Very smooth and velvety.
This a unique blend that gets better the more you drink it
Absolutely loved it, was worried the ginger would overpower the taste and it does not
Kind of like if my whiskey had sugar added to it. Very drinkable.
This is my Christmas go-to. Perfect for the season. I might try to warm it up and add a spring of cinnamon.
Loved this twist on an old fashioned.
surprisingly good, nice blend of the spices and alcohol, and for that price :-)
Definitely agree with other reviewers that this is a mixed drink over a spirit, but this served great basically as an Old Fashioned in a bottle. Be aware of what it is you're buying; as long as you know that, you'll be well satisfied!
Overly sweet cocktail... not quite what I'd imagined
Love it! Diverse changing flavors with a smooth finish. Orange/fruit up front that ends with a mellow spiciness.
Extremely smooth and love the spices it gives off.
Smoooth and sweeeet!
This is more of a mixed drink than a true spirit.
This spirit blend is delicious and reminds me of the islands. It’s so aromatic as well... I find my self enjoying how it awakens my senses. I’ve lately been putting a splash into my eggnog in the evenings. Don’t judge me!
Loved it, I hope it will be back in stock soon
This is possibly the tastiest spirit I’ve tasted thus far. Had it for the first time tonight and it’s splendidly delicious. Sweet, mildly spicy, notes of vanilla, pungent with orange. Just divine.
Amazing spice palette...slightly sweet and reminsant of a fine rum...ginger adds an amazing lemony touch
Too syrupy. As someone else pointed out, taste and texture imitates that of a pre-made cocktail. However, i like my rum to be rum. Unfortunately this was my mistake on choosing my free bottle for the quarter having rushed to try a new rum.
Really enjoyed this bottle, just pour and sip away! Flavors are well balanced, almost slips over to the too sweet side but not quite. Will be ordering again!
Very smooth, taste is sweet not too sweet. I can see how others taste a spicyness however it’s faint and won’t take over.
The smell is powerful and seems complex, however the taste is mild but pleasant.
I would say it’s better for a get together/party. But wouldn’t be my first choice of night cap.
This is absolutely fantastic. It's a little sweet but tempered by the rye. It's perfect for fall and the holidays. I drink it on its own but it's also going to go into eggnog and cider.
Absolutely stunning! Just pour over ice and enjoy!
Just too sweet for me.
Very big fan of this. First off the bottle is awesome, love the attention to detail with the cork cap in relation to HM's profession. The smell is very sweet and the color is very nice. Honestly thought I wasn't going to like it because I don't like ginger that much but the taste is sweet first than spicy on the way down. Really good with a big cube of ice. Highly recommend!
Great taste. Great proof and tastes like a pre-made cocktail.
Complex and exquisite taste. Warm but subtle finish. Terrific aroma.
Loved it. Made an EXCELLENT toddy. Slightly sweeter than expected when sipped neat.
Too much of the rum aspect in this one. Not enough rye...
Very easy to drink! Sweet from the rum and spicy from they rye and ginger. Great to sip on the rocks.
Great taste Unique! Nothing like this out there.
This was the most delightful surprise of 2020. You need to restock and sell me some more.
I prefer whisky, scotch and bourbon and never really bought into the sweet after dinner style of liquors. This was a fun excursion into this realm and event though the sweetness was a little much for me, I can see how this would be a lovely cold weather treat.
Not disgusting, very spicy and sweet.
This rum was a great balance, on ice it mellowed the sweetness out nicely and helped bring out some amazing aromas.
This is too sweet for me as a sipper. Because of that, I don't think this is worth the price especially compared to other great sipping rums. It reminds me of a dark spiced rum, but spicier and with ginger. If this were less expensive, this would be a go to for mixing with traditional cocktails to get a very nice complex and spicy note. As priced, its too expensive to be used like that - although that's what I'll do since I already bought a bottle.
The Rum was very good to the taste!
Just ok. I don’t care for the mixed taste...
Perfect drink that tastes like it’s premixed. Pour on some ice, relax and enjoy.
It's ok. Interesting mix.
I love it. I'm trying to place a memory, for some reason I'm thinking I've had something that tasted like this in Japan. This is a must have.
I'm not keen on on cocktails-in-a-bottle. I thought I would rather have straight rum and nearly started the return process, but then changed my mind and tried it. I like it. My guests like it. It's timely because it has a spicy, "Fall-ish" flavor. Get some, drink it; you'll like it.
I have never had this good of a Rum Rye. But i have also never had a Rum Rye. Its very good. I will buy it again. Thanks for opening a new Flavor to me.
Was a little concerned about the pre-batchiness of this but it turned out to be quite enjoyable on the rocks.
Pretty good spirit. A bit sweet with a cinnamon flavor. If you like Fireball then you would like this. More Rye flavor and less Fireball flavor!
Very nice flavor. I love the bitters and ginger. Mild rum coming thru and a decent rye. Perfect combination
Nice and spicy drink with many different flavor levels. Was a little “concerned” when ordering it, but I think this is one of my favorites!
not quite a rum, not quite a rye. definitely has a lot of flavor, and is super enjoyable straight, but i'm not quite sure how i would mix it with other stuff. catches the gentle spice of ginger, which combines nicely with the sweet of rum.
Very smooth great taste. Lightly sweetened and just rough enough for ice.
I like rums like Appleton and most Ryes, but this combo has the consistency of Jager and the sweetness of Knob Creek. The texture and sweetness drop what I would have rated higher based on flavor.
Knob Creek Maple**
Ginger smoothed by honey, hints of spice. Great mix!
Love it so far!
I want this now! Bring it back so I can buy it all!
Enjoyed this more than I thought I would! A little ice and maybe a splash of club soda and it is really refreshing. Definitely will buy again.
Simple and tasty. Just add some cherries and your set.
It’s a great cocktail on its own over ice!
This is a cocktail in a bottle. Plenty of ginger adds a spice kick. A bit sweet, a bit of wood - not a huge amount of depth, but nice to sip on.
I got this as my quarterly bottle and after one taste, I've given it away. It looked interesting to me so I gave it a shot, if I'd paid for it (aside from membership fee) I would have been upset with myself. It's VERY sweet and syrupy, I guess I was expecting a little more rye to come through. I give it four stars as it's not BAD, per se. Just not what I'd expected or hoped for. I'd describe it as a high quality Captain Morgan's. So if you're into spiced rum then it's great. I'm left wishing I'd opted for the 375 of Whistlepig....
Amazing! This is my new absolute favorite. All of the best elements of whiskey, but some of the brown auger sweetness of rum. I look forward to enjoying it anytime I have an excuse to sit down and enjoy a drink.
A near perfect apertif or after dinner drink. Sweet and smooth with a nice amount of complexity. Notes of ginger, cinnamon and cardamom sit on the sides of the tongue, while a healthy dose of bitters and a bit of burn take over the center on finish. This is one of my favorite "sitting by the fire pit and enjoying the company of others outside" drinks. I keep a bottle in the wine fridge, so as to not need ice and water it down. The taste cold is very different from the taste at room temperature. Not bad, but I prefer it served cold.
Surprisingly delicious and very smooth. I would buy this over and over again! Perfect blend of rum and Rye.
Absolutely love this drink. Though I don’t think it is as sweet as most people say it is. I enjoy that it is smooth and I love it on ice.
Nice spice, little syrup. I’m afraid that my wife and I are drinking this whole bottle. Srsly. Someone stop us.
Very drinkable. The first taste is quite sweet but the finish is drier with the ginger coming through. I would recommend this if you like an old fashioneds
We ordered this to try something new. They made a mistake and shipped two bottles. This was so smooth that my wife who doesn't drink much said to keep both bottles. She loves the hint of spice.
Goes down smooth. Kinda upset that I can only get it through Flaviar and its sold out!
Very “Old Fashioned” with the bitters coming through. Drinks easily.
Fantastic “off the shelf” cocktail. So drinkable and fun to have.
Really surprised by this. Took a leap of faith and ordered this as the free bottle with my tasting box. Said to myself this looks like an experiment that is going to be really good or really bad. Turns out its really nice. You have to try it there is nothing else like it!
Surprisingly smooth and tasty. A nice cocktail served cold or also nice sipping around the fire.
Very smooth and great chilled. Hope they make more.
This is one of my favorites to sip neat and cold.
This was a very pleasant surprise. Smooth, extremely flavorful and just plain dangerous. Perfect by itself on ice.
Significantly smoother than I would’ve thought!
Amazing spirit. Wasn't anything what I was envisioning. It's a little on the sweet side so it's great after dinner as an aperitif or a nightcap. Solid buy.
Absolutely a smooth taste, you will not be disappointed
Dangerously smooth and good tasting.
It was very good
Really good premixed cocktail. Lovely with a bit of ice in the evenings.
I never thought Rue and Rum combined could taste so good!
I should have bought a case.
Tasted great and really smooth. If you like to entertain it's great to have a bottle or two on deck.
I happen to be a big Moscow Mule fan. This is even better! I keep restocking when empty.
Nice flavor and heat.
Very interesting drink. I have enjoyed it. I will probably order a few more.
I bought 2 bottles - one for a gift and another for myself to try before giving (so I didn't give a dud). It's not typical, but it's amazingly good. I recommend it straight - not as a mixer. As a gift, it's a good way to keep a friend. As one of your own, it's a good way to keep a smile.
Definitely a bottle for the home bar. I was extremely surprised by the combination of the Rye and Rum mixture along with the ginger and bitters. Was a great bottle to enjoy with family or friends whom enjoy the finer style spirits. Had a few people that inquired about bottles to purchase as they would replace it with their own mixture of Old Fashions!!
I was intrigued to taste this and was not disappointed, would buy again for sure
Really tasty will be on my bar
Really tasty will buy again
This stuff is fantastic! I second the "best bottled cocktail" comment. The flavors work so well together even my wife and daughter who are NOT hard liquor fans like it. The ginger makes all the difference.
Exactly what I needed
The best bottled cocktail I've ever had.
Awesome flavor and super easy to drink on the rocks with nothing else added- maybe a little dangerously good - lol
Nice twist to an old fashioned in a bottle.
This is unique twist to an old fashioned in a bottle. I enjoyed this drink on an ice sphere. The flavor profile of this is really starting with the ginger, honey and it’ finishes with the sweet and bitter notes that’s will leave you wanting more. It’s such a refreshing drink especially after a long day at work or just a casual drink with friends. I think I would have given this a 9 if the price point is a little lower.
Loved it,tried it on ice 👍
I was pleasantly surprised. I had doubts going in, but the price, backstory, and unusual combo were enough for me to give it a try. I'm glad I did. Very smooth and flavor-forward - a bit like a cordial.
Yum. Has a spot in my home bar. Very smooth, sweet and tasty. Love ginger so this one is easy for me.
Very interesting drink to go with the story. Not sure I'd make this an everyday thing but it's spicy and nice for something different.
This is a fantastic all purpose bottle. Fantastic for Mules, sipping, seasonal ginger smashes, spiking the eggnog, or enjoying on the rocks with a splash of Coke Zero (or your cola of choice). I look forward to keeping this stocked in my bar.
Absolutely love this rum. Ginger smell as soon as I open the bottle. Spicey with honey and sweet fruity taste. Gets better with each sip.
Goes well with coke zero.
Love it as is, or with a few dashes of orange bitters, over a chunk of ice. Great Old Fashioned!
I only ordered this as I had just watched Hamilton at home. I am very tough on my stars... don't even know what a 10 would have to be.. and I am not a "seasoned" rye and/or Old Fashion drinker.. (my drink of choice in this area has tended towards Scotch) but I really did enjoy the uniqueness and layers of nuanced flavors. Great over iced.. I haven't discovered anything that I would mix it with as I don't drink cola drinks. Maybe a splash (very small) of a very good ginger ale would work. This is my second bottle and because of it I am also ordering the Jefferson Manhattan Bourbon. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a sophisticated "old-fashion" experience.
Absolutely adore this! I love the story, I love the history, I love the bottle, and when compared to a good old fashioned,.... I'm not sure which I'd choose! Fantastic flavor explosion! Great job! 👏
It’s a blend but a good blend - easy drinking over ice or with a little cola. A whisky hit that mellows into a long lasting rum finish
I'm not a Rye drinker, nor a Rum drinker, but after my wife discovered this amazing concoction, I realized that I'm a Rum & Rye (with ginger) guy! You simply cannot go wrong with this drink, either as a nightcap or for a social event (maybe just for your favorite friends?). Exquisite!
Always looking for something different and delicious. Wow! This was it. The rum and rye combination was right on the money. Cut mine with a splash of ginger ale and it made a great drink. Will definitely be purchasing again.
This is my new favorite drink. Best yet, it's a fully blended cocktail in a bottle, so it's the perfect way to end a long week or a have on the rocks on a warm day. It's got hints of both rum and whiskey, and the ginger/bitters adds smoothness to an already wonderful combination of spirits. I typically love bourbons, so I found this to be a nice play on a bourbon cocktail. Will order this one every month if I can!
Well to say this is a unique and inventive would almost be an understatement. But in terms of good or not, that could mean anything. I cannot say it taste like Rye or Rum. The ginger definitely is the initial standout. I agree with others this drink is incredibly smooth. Has none of the kick of normal whisky. But it makes up for that with is complexity of flavors. I really like it. Would be a great choice to offer to guest that are not used to drinking whisky neat. That is how smooth it is. Only 2000 bottled, a rare treat I would recommend you have on hand to enjoy yourself or share as something unique to give your guest something unique to try. Whisky purist may not appreciate it. But I did.
The most flavorful and smoothest Rum I have ever had. Just add ice ! Will be a home bar staple moving forward.
Delicious! Gets better with each taste. Complex and just right amount of sweetness.
I’m really liking Hercules Mulligan. It’s definitely delicious over ice. I love it’s balance of sweet and bitters.
Spectacular! Old fashioned in a bottle, but with extra bite and fire from the ginger. Like the classic cocktail turbocharged!
Amazing spirit. Shared with friends and were blown away by the taste. It’s a winner.
This is excellent for a Boulevardier type cocktail
Shit! This is great. Thought I’d take their advice and just do on the rocks for an old fashioned, and it’s awesome. A second coming a little later. :)
Absolutely love this bottle! Have ordered it a few times.. Such a unique taste especially with that I love Rye, Ginger and Rum! It's like a cocktail in flavor but a true spirit in texture and other components. Thought about giving it a 10 but I don't know if I can ever give out a 10 :)
Really good. Nice blend. Just pour over a gentleman’s cube and enjoy!
Man this stuff is good. It's almost like an Old Fashioned but easier. I ordered it on a whim because I've been on a Hamilton kick. I think I am about to order my 4th bottle.
A riveting elixier! Love the strong ginger backbone, balanced by the tasty rye and sweet rum...very fun. Best to let it sit with an ice cube for a moment and then savored.
Didn't like it. Has a strange flavor that is a bit too sweet and thick. Hard to drink.
Excellent. Great over ice while relaxing at the lake.
Drinkable straight. With a ginger lime mixer boost, it’s a summer evening.
The flavor spiral is right on. Very smooth. Instant Old Fashioned.
This was an unfortunate mistake. I got carried away by the advertisement and neglected to put two and two together and realize that this is punch. Sweet, cloying, punch. If you like punch this was very well done (hence the 5 stars), but punch none the less. I will be more careful in the future when choosing a tipple from Flaviar.
This is a great blend. I'm not a huge fan of rye whiskey but I love rum and ginger and this combination is delicious. Honestly, I intend to create this blend on my own since this seems to be a limited edition.
What a great blend of carribean cool rum and righteous rye to keep your nose awake!! The ginger bitters is something I've not come across before. After first sip, I went online and bought a second bottle.
Mixologist really knocked it out of the park on this one!
My first opportunity to thy this bottle was last evening with neighbors who get together once a week and the taste and aroma were well received. I may have directed some of them to your website. Personally, this spirit was nicely pleasing to the nose, the rum and the rye came through and did not over power. I always try neat first to decide if it's better shared with a mixer. But this bottle can do either, Looking forward to many more chances to explore.
It smells like Christmas. Something along the lines of chai. Taste is creamy (vanilla?) with a nice tingle on the finish.
An absolute surprise of flavor combinations. Perfect to take to a bbq and introduce your beer drinking freinds to a historic drink. A must have in the library for the " I dont know what I want" freinds that everyone has.
Well, if you are after a cordial/liqueur you might have found your fit. For me it is way too sweet and onedimensional. Nice but no more. Might be good in a mixer.
Old Fashioned in a bottle! Just add some soda if it’s too strong for you!
delicious,only ordered 2 bottles, should have ordered a case.
Am really glad i ordered 2 bottles.
The first one just went away. Amazing flavor.
Will order again for sure.
Amazing! I was very skeptical of a cocktail in a bottle, but it was hard to resist all my favorite flavors pre-mixed. Not a disappointing decision to get this bottle!
Haven’t received it yet
LOVED IT! Just the right of everything. Great neat, on the rocks or it's own old fashioned. Purchased two more bottles and turned my cousin on to it.
This is the best sipping whiskey! Great flavor without the burn.
Too good. Pour over ice, let it cool and enjoy. Addictive.
Excellent sipping evening nightcap that goes down very easy....maybe too easy. ;-)
Nice sipping drink that reminds me of the Holidays. The spices and flavor conjures up spiced holiday cookies. Great for the fall and winter months.
Imagine a Rye Manhattan, but with ginger and spiced rum instead sweet vermouth. Delightfully bold, slightly sweet, smooth finish. A little heavier, but still full proof and perfect on the rocks. If you like rum-barrel finished whiskey, you'll enjoy the bold rum taste married to the rye.
The best stuff I’ve had in a very long time sooooo smooth a lot of company’s tell u that a brand is smooth and I find generally that it burns going down
A good dram after all, but honestly it’s way too sweet for my tastes.
The rum dominates.
Very unique mix. Not too sweet. Like it chilled. No additives required.
unique mix. I really like that its like a poured cocktail.. kind of a play on the old fashioned.
Nearly like a premixed old fashion with hint of ginger
Great for a Dark and Stormy.... The only reason it is not a 10 is that it evaporates faster than I desire. ;).
I loved it! A cocktail in a bottle. Very nice spice.
So oddly enough this went great in your eggnog if you like that sort of thing.
An old fashioned is my go to drink always! Sometimes a hassle making one if you’re not on the mood. But with this a touch of sparkling water and an orange peel and you have the real deal! Ordered 2 more bottles after my first sip!
Far too sweet as a straight sipping spirit, almost liqueur consistency & flavours, almost unnatural. Will try in a cocktail after reading some of the other reviews
Much too sweet for me! Added bitters and lots of ice, but couldn’t mask the sweetness. Even my sons couldn’t drink it. Won’t purchase again.
Wayyyyyy too sweet. Put a lot of ice in and you can get it down to something drinkable, but one could put together a homemade ginger-y cocktail that'd be more balanced.
Interesting and different. A little on the sweet side. Good sip as an occasional dram. Honey, zest and ginger dominate de palate. The rye takes over in the end.
IT was delicious!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! In my opinion, it is sweet not super sweet. Definitely stands on its own as more of a cocktail than a mere spirit
mellow combination without the bite but all th flavours. Greta with apple cider or ginger beer
Excellent. With soda it makes a dryer, more varied dark and stormy type drink
We nudged this one in on a 6 strong rum tasting extravaganza. It stood out due to the sweetness, adding ice improved this for me. By the end they were all tasting amazing..
Really enjoying this. This is a pretty decent ready-made whiskey cocktail. The best way to cut the sweetness is to serve it seriously chilled (over ice in a frozen glass)... still retains the depth and the spiciness of the ginger.
It's quite sweet, but the ginger is coming through nicely. You can easily mix this with something, but I would drink it straight.
Tastes like what I though rum would taste like as a kid. Sweet, easy to drink, just a touch of ginger and rye. Sip a little on the rocks, top it with soda, or mix it with iced tea.
I was impressed, a bit sweet yes, but still a rich flavour which kept evolving.
After being cooped up in the house and unable to visit our favorite “watering hole”;(no thanks to COVID-19), I was craving a Manhattan. This little gem was sitting unopened on my counter...BINGO! Not spot on as a Manhattan would taste, but pretty darn close! Have purchased 4 bottles since the COVID crisis!
Really interesting mix of flavors. Straight, the rum is most forward with the ginger next and then the rye. I like it best over ice with a splash of soda and a lemon wedge.
Manhattan in a bottle- outstanding! Just ordered two more.
This didn't live up to the hype, too sweet and without the kick I'd hoped for.
Old Fashioned - no way Jose. It is an interesting drink and I was drinking it neat.
I did expect something a little less stringent - The ginger / bitters / spice is probably a little too forward, especially for something "new"
Although by the end of the bottle I did quite like it
GREAT TASTE! ONCE YOU START SIPPING YOU CANNOT STOP. I think it will make good old fashion or Manhattan. No burn
light ginger you can feel all the way down! Tasty
Bitters and ginger are bold on the nose with citrus throughout. As if I walked into a speakeasy and insulted another patron and they threw their Old Fashioned in my face. It's a tad bold for sipping neat, but I took the website's advice and added some club soda on my second glass. I'm a *huge* fan.
Interesting spirit, the ginger is quite prominent and the spirit holds its own. An old fashioned-ish kind of twist that leaves you wanting for more
Very sweet...cut with seltzer.
The combination makes for a great taste. Sweet, with some citrus undertones make this really good. Very smooth.
Like the combination of rum and rye. The ginger is the dominante taste on the palate and nose. The honey, spice and the bitter comes later and makes it a good chocie of spirit.
It is very sweet, it’s a bit like a pre mixed old fashioned. Best with ice to sweet neat. Might try it with ginger beer. I think the bottle will take some time to finish
I and my friends like it
I liked this Bottle but the taste of ginger was too strong.
It's a little sweet, but I rather enjoyed the cocktail in a bottle concept! Would buy again.
I am primarily a whisky drinker. This was too sweet. I did not like it. A waste of my money.
A lovely little drop. Nice punch of rye at the start with the sweetness of the rum as a finishing flavour,all with a hint of warming ginger throughout.
I like rums while my wife loves bourbons. This is a drink we both love just poured over some ice or whiskey stones. It’s a bit sweet but the ginger adds a beautiful bite. A bottle we will always keep stocked.
Very interesting bottle. Fun to share as something different, but a bit too sweet to go again. Felt it in the morning always... Hercules' revenge...
Too sweet for me. Tasted like Pepsi.
The spicy flavoring and smooth texture meld together to make a very pleasant experience. Well worth ordering, worth even more upon tasting.
I mostly drink whiskey neat, on ice, or in an old fashioned but picked up this bottle due to some good Flaviar marketing. On the nose it smelled just like a normal spirit to my novice nose, but man it packs a ton of flavor that I was not expecting with that addition of ginger and bitters. It's really good on its own over ice. I went through the entire bottle much faster than any other bottle I currently have.
Absolutely LOVE this with an ice cube as an after dinner sipper! A little sweet but not overpowering, and just a hint of a bite. Love the Ginger, but I love ginger, so that's bias coming from me ;-)
Had a small gathering to blind taste an assortment of rums. After running through our collection of rums I remembered this bottle that I had yet to try. Easily became everyone's favorite, just sipping with an ice cube.
Giving a review based on it being neither a rum nor a whiskey. Only based on itself as a beverage.
This a somewhat sweet liquor with some bite to it. The initial taste takes me to rum with some hints of whiskey. The ginger is prominent in the middle and the lingering notes.
I would enjoy it as is with an ice cube to chill just a little bit
I absolutely love this blend of rye and rum. It’s different in a good way. You get the kick of the rye at the start and the finish of the rum at the finish. Can’t wait to use this as a mixer as well.
Great pre mix that needs nothing but an ice cube!
Way too sweet and gingery. Im sure it would make a good dark and stormy or a Moscow mule but otherwise not really drinkable.
I love it! A splendid blend of whiskey and rum. A good combination of oaky and sweet.
The taste was a welcome surprise and quite different from being just another craft bourbon, rye or scotch. Love the liqueur like consistency. It's great neat, over ice, in black coffee and I'm looking forward to the next bottle to try some cocktail recipes.
Very smooth and not too sweet
This was very smooth and flavorful-
Interesting blend of flavors but too sweet for me
Likely very good to use in a mule with Ginger beer but straight it was not enjoyable.
This is an excellent pre mixed cocktail. It's reminds me a lot of an old fashioned.
Love it on the rocks!
Brilliantly balanced drink. Tastes just as advertised: Rum & Rye, best of both!
Way too sweet for me. Like drinking soda pop.
Like a dark and stormy.
It has a mixture of flavors from the time it hits your lips to the finish. It has a sweet smell. It has a fruity taste at the start with a sweet spice at the end. Reminds me of Big Red. Very smooth. I would rate it higher but it's not something you could drink multiple glasses of it.
Love the various flavors that come thru. The different sweetness from rye and rum.
Love this on ice! Smooth!
Love this...great to sip or to mix...I could sip on this forever!
What do you recommend for a mix?
This really surprised me. Very smooth. I am going to try and order two more bottles.
This was a different but very good bottle, so glad that I ordered 2.
Loved the taste, very smooth, would highly recommend it.
Bought a second bottle of this and just as happy as when I first had it. Will buy again and again. Favorite way to drink it is with some bottled in bond whiskey mixed with ice.
Great blend. Reminds me of a Vieux Carrie with a nice sweet flavor but not too sweet. I will get this one again and again.
I don't usually go for sweet but there is just enough a tang that makes it worthwhile.
Both my husband and I love this. Pleasantly sweet. Tastes like a ginger cocktail.
Where are the mini sample bottles for this? I’d much rather purchase a sample before purchasing a full sized bottle.
A little too blandly sweet for me.
Tad on the sweet side but really good if you're looking for that. Tried it neat and over a single ice cube and liked the latter more. Not sure that I'd want it as a permanent addition to my liquor cabinet but fun while I have it!
Very heavy/sharp ginger flavor on the front that overpowers this drink neat. However, mixing this with sprite makes this the best hard ginger ale I’ve ever tasted!
Very very good
A little sweet for me, but pretty good over ice and a lime twist, or with club soda and lime. Glad I got a couple bottles to experiment and share
Fantastic flavors in every sip. I love it!
Complex and delicious. Perfect on it own or add a smidge more of your favorite rum and rye when you aren’t in the mood for as much sweet. The ginger and bitter balance everything for a great ‘sippin by the fire’ drink.
This was a great "cocktail in a bottle." While a bit too sweet for my taste it was very enjoyable and welcome by those I served it to.
Very flavorful, you can definitely taste the bit of ginger in it
This is a good cocktail in a bottle. Almost like an old fashion with a twist.
A good after dinner drink , it is sweet and good fro sipping . I’d buy it again
sad that it seems this is no longer in stock and I can't buy another bottle
Delicious! Perfect for sipping with a fantastic blend of flavors. I want more!
Easy to drink. Soft. Subtle. Not overpowering. A great blend of spirits. I would buy it again.
A truly enjoyable after dinner libation, out of the bottle and onto the ice. Why mix a drink when you can pour one? Hopefully, this will be available again when my one bottle empties.
Don't like it at all. Tastes like really sweet rum mixed with liquorish.
An amazing Taste! Had not imagined the flavor as the rum reduces the usual bite I get from rye and the rye brightens the usual sweet rum flavors ,, amazing mix
This is a must try, not harsh, no burning all the way down and surprisingly sweet!!
Taste great and smooth all the way through.
A fantastic drink for dessert or a hot afternoon if you put it on ice. The ginger and sweetness of the rum bring a candy like taste that is balanced by the punch of the whiskey.
Really interesting blend, run keeps the rye from being too harsh, and the rye keeps the rum from being to sweet. Definitely something unique I will keep in my stable
this was quite tasty, whether i had it on rocks or neat.
thoroughly enjoyed the depth of flavors.
I found it to be too sweet out of the bottle, but I made a tasty cocktail last night with it: 2oz Mulligan, 3/4 oz Cynar, juice from half a lemon. Shake with ice, serve neat.
Real nice flavor
Amazing blend of rye whiskey and rum. Perfect on the rocks with nothing else.
A little too sweet but the flavor is awesome. The heat from the rye and ginger come together in a really smooth way.
I was surprised at the combination for this spirit. Which is why I ordered it. It's definitely a unique taste. Not sure I like or dislike it, just different. I tried it with a friend and he said it would go well as a mixer. Don't think I would buy it again but it was worth a try at least.
A tiny bit sweet but the aromas of ginger and molasses make it very, very tasty. Almost a dessert liquor.
I bought a bottle of the Hercules Mulligan on a whim. I'm not really sure what I expected out of it - perhaps just a bit of novelty. What I got out of it was quite surprising. I found it to be well balanced and smooth without being overly sweet or overly gingered and bittered. I liked that bottle so much that I ordered three more - one for me and two to give as gifts over the Christmas holidays. I really wish I had gotten at least one more bottle since I just ran out over this last weekend. My attempts at recreating it have been something less than spectacular. I will be ordering more when this becomes available again.
Interesting combination of flavors. A little sweet for early in the evening, but a great option for later on, especially for those who don’t usually like liqueurs.
Easy drinking for sure. I will get it again.
This is amazing! A great drink the warm the soul!
Incredible full flavor. Starts with a perfect sweetness with a hint of cherry.
This is a really good cocktail in a bottle, but at full proof. Everyone I've had try it really like it, too. Sweet and spicy and smooth
Amazing! It's like a spiced Old Fashioned beautifully balanced. I highly recommend for someone who would like to have a unique nightcap or just a sipping experience with friends.
Gave it all stars, but the post only showed one. Definitely and all star!
Delicious and very unique.
It is delicious. I keep mine in the freezer bc I like it very cold.
When is the 1.75 coming out?
I do not like rye at all, but my husband does, as well as rum, and I thought this would be an interesting gift. It turns out, I love rye when mixed with rum and we both think this is great!
Very unique, drinkable. I love the creation story and history behind it but not sure I would buy it again. It's a nice novelty to talk about and share, particularly for history buffs!
This product is of the finest quality and is absolutely delicious. At first, I was confused by the mix of rum and whiskey. But, once I tasted it, I knew it was a perfect marriage. The additional flavors really create a phenomenal cocktail. I decided to keep it in the refrigerator so that I did not have to dilute it with ice. It’s a strong drink but really excellent and with a mix of flavors that linger on your pallet – wow.
I’m not much for sweet cocktails (more of a gin girl, or a neat scotch) but I really enjoyed the flavor profile in this pre-mixed bottle. Yes, like others have mentioned, it’s a bit sweet....but with some whiskey stones to get it really cold you taste more of the spice & less of the syrupy-ness (i just made up a new word!) This is an easy sipping beverage for a nice winter cocktail hour offering, or nightcap kinda evening...will definitely be keeping a bottle in the bar for future use.
Excellent drink. Nice to have a “cocktail” premixed but some well and right.
Gotta tell you, out of the more than 70 different spirits I’ve tried (I keep lists), Hercules Mulligan is one of my top five favorites. (Yes, I like sweet!)
So, I really didn't dislike it, but, yeah, it's different. At first sip I was surprised by how overly sweet it is... like when you accidentally pour too much simple syrup. So don't let it linger on your palette...after the swallow you almost immediately get the vanilla and spice and you'll forgive any offenses. Typically i wouldn't bother with ice, but this was better on the rocks than straight.
Mixed drink in a bottle- add a shot of Ginger beer to the glass and this is a perfect cocktail!
I make this with jack, bitters and ginger beer- (call it a Stoy). this is just as good if not better
Did not enjoy this. Too sweet and it’s off somehow. Did not want to finish the glass. I’ll mix it with some soda and try again
I'm new to spirits and still learning to develop my palate. "On the rocks" is a little beyond my level, but 1:2 ratio with some good quality ginger beer and Hercules Mulligan has become my favorite!
Really very different- a great digestif - sort of thing you taste and you aren’t sure if you like it but then you take another sip and say maybe I do like it- next think you know the glass is empty
Perfect way to end an evening, especially with a splash of ginger ale and twist of lime.
Did not like this at all. I enjoy run, and rye, but it tastes like Sambuca is mixed in and the effect was not good at all. I had two drinks, and will probably trash the rest.
Fantastic! Not just an interesting bottle and good conversation piece. Found myself craving another glass the next night.
It's like a mixed drink in a bottle! Similar to a rye old fashioned with a cinnamony spice. Love it
Beautiful bottle with a tasty drink inside.
A nice spiced winter cocktail
It just had that amazing taste I’ve personally just hit my favorite....
Not bad, especially for the price. Mellows nicely with ice. It's like a slightly spicier old fashioned. Solid drink.
I'm an Old Fashioned drinker when out and about, and this is the easiest way to make one.
Step 1: Grab glass
Step 2: Put ice in said glass.
Step 3: Pour
Barely drinkable. Highly disappointing
One of my fav bottles so far. I love a good old fashion and when you add a little simple syrup, cherry and orange peel....BOOM! It’s already on the so add symbols syrup to taste.
Too sweet as is, but cut with a splash of bourbon, it's pretty good.
Sweet and fruity notes with a smooth finish.
Color is amber with orange hues. Nose is complicated, in a good way. Bitters, sweetness of rum, subtle rye spice, and more that is difficult to tease out. First sip is similarly complicated, as the sweetness, though subtle, shows, with nice amount of bitters, and a small amount of rye spice. Orange notes pop in the midpalate. Finish lingers for a brief while with the subtle rye spice and oranges mingling. Overall, definitely not a Whiskey or a Rum, more of a prepared drink in a bottle, but when in the mood, definitely delightful. Throw over an ice cube, and just enjoy.
Delicious over a large cube of ice or in coffee.
Very sweet to my taste. Didn't know what to expect. Probably best served over ice and lime might good. Very similar taste to a Manhattan or Rob Roy.
Very nice to just pour over ice and drink as is. Can throw a little ginger ale or cola in it. Solid purchase!
Too sweet for my taste. A squeeze of lime helps.
I had no idea what to expect. This was something I had never tried, or anything remotely like it. I guess I was expecting bold and "boozy" tasting? Instead, it was smooth with a hint of sweetness that followed and really made me want to ONLY drink this straight up. Mixing it with anything would be darn near a crime.
Smooth sweet drink comprised of citrus and honey tones, balanced by the tang of bitters. The rum is there with its complimentary tropical hints, but not overpowering.
This is a great idea. I only sip it neat. I would never think of mixing it with something. It would only ruin it. It is delicious. Orange notes dominate (IMO) but do not overtake it. They price is very affordable.
Very smooth. Extremely well balanced. Mix with ginger ale for a dangerously delicious cocktail!
This is very nice. It is smooth and a bit sweet. I like it on the rocks or made with soda and a garnish like an Old Fashioned. It is refreshing.
Very enjoyable. Sweet and smooth great for when you first walk in the door after a hard day at work, the beverage is already for you
Fantastic sipping drink! I accidentally left a bottle with friends and immediately got more with my Flaviar shipment. It's smooth, spicy, and complex, a wonderful on-hand cocktail. Will definitely keep some on my bar from now on.
Overall a unique taste but a bit on the sweet side for me. Drinks like an apperitfe, so enjoyable as an after dinner drink.
Incredibly sweet and smooth, needs a fair amount of ice but all in all a solid pre-made cocktail to have on hand!
A little sweet, a little spicy - with a dash of heat on the finish. It’s great!!
Great complexity of flavor. It is spicy like Christmas, and sweet enough without being overly so. The bitters really set of apart as a completely ready to drink cocktail. At this price, a great bottle to always have around.
It's a little sweet for my taste, but it does have a well rounded flavor. It made me think of Fire Ball, but way better and more complex while being smooth as well.
There is alot going on with this. It left me a bit on the fence after my initial tasting. It is a difficult flavor combination to describe. The spiciness reminded me a bit of the spiciness of Jaegermeister, but nowhere near as hard. I would recommend anyone to at least try. I'm liking it more each time I have a glass.
A little sweet, very smooth, and entirely unexpected. Very interesting drink!
I'm on the fence. I didn't expect a sweet whiskey, so it threw me off. Couple of my friends who are winemakers liked it. I added a smoked ice cube (yes, it can be done), which helped mitigate the sweetness just a tad. Not sure this is something I'd buy again, but time will tell.
Tasty, but a little sweet for me. My wife loves it, though!
Very smooth. Great flavor.
There is a LOT going on in this. Sip slowly.
I was good, not great. the bitters came through strongly on the first sip, and I don't really like bitters so that's just me. Once the ice smoothed it up it was better, it took the bitters edge off. Shared it with some friends, people who like bitters liked it. I would probably not buy it again.
Soooooo good. Easy to make. Like ready made Old Fasion. Very smooth too. I will buy again.
Very tasty, but would not call it either rum or rye. Rather, I consider it a ginger liquor — something I don’t hold against it.
Very interesting blend to have around. I think I’m saving the rest til summer.
Tastes like an old fashioned strait from Wisconsin. With out the brandy.
I bought this as a christmas gift for my husband (who LOVES old fashioneds) and he was very, very happy with it! He added an orange peel over ice & said it was excellent!
Too sweet for my tastes, but good work ginger ale /beer and great food a mule
Really sweet but overall it is good. But way too sweet for me.
Great drink right out of the bottle neat. Added a touch of Cointreau for hint of orange and one of my new favorite drinks.
Loved it. Sweet, smooth finish. Drink neat. It's like an old fashioned I'm a jar.
Rum & Rye, never had that combo but it was great. Very smooth, would recommend for people that don’t want the burn of Rye and like the sweet of rum.
A bit sweet, but very smooth. Definitely would purchase again. Well worth the price.
Way too much flavoring. Not tasting the old fashioned.
Loved the combo of the spice in the rum with the flavor of the rye!
As others have noted, this is reminiscent of an old fashioned. On the rocks, I feel the honey overpowers everything. Smooth and sippable, though.
Very smooth drinking and definitely reminiscent of an Old Fashion.
It's an old fashioned in a bottle, and delicious! Try it on the rocks...If you want something a little sweeter, and says Holidays/Winter in a glass - Get a bottle!
We also tried it mixed up with Pepsi...cola flavor compliments well.
Tastes almost like a sweeter old fashioned in a a bottle, very good on the rocks.
Very interesting flavor. Nice warming feeling. A bit too much bitters taste to me but I'm not a big bitters fan to start with.
Wow. Interesting hit of ginger, spices, honey, and oak. Love the interplay of rum and whiskey. Ends with a long lasting citrus.
Love the spice of the Caribbean rum with the oak barrel taste of the whiskey I will be keeping this on my bar at all times
This is my favorite drink in a bottle. It’s an old fashioned with a bit of a Caribbean twist. Perfectly blended, and unexpected.
Wow an unexpected sensation. I will be ordering more
Very smooth. Expected more pepper but not much spice at all. Would buy again
Oh my. Very nice. Just open and pour a bit over an ice cube and enjoy. Very well thought out and blended.
This is. A great tasting concoction you dreamed up, I’m glad I bought 2 bottles because this first one is going fast.....
Much sweeter than I expected. Might make an interesting old fashioned....not my favorite near. Will have to mess with this one.
Nice spice at the front, then mellows out beautifully.
Very good. A little on the sweet side. Gingery and spicy.
Delicious, just what I’ve been looking for, a nice mix of dark rum and rye with a hint of ginger and butters. It’s perfect for the winter holiday season
Exceptional! Like an old fashioned in a bottle but even better.
A little too sweet for my taste. I prefer to mix a little of it with straight bourbon for a cocktail.
This is awesome! Sweet with a spicy finish!
So good. On the sweet side. But it’s mighty tasty.
This was a very good blended product. It is a little sweeter than some if the other Rye whiskies or Rum that I have. Overall, I would buy it again. Nice sipping drink on a cold night sitting by the fireplace!
Excellent, unique drink. I don't want to call it a cocktail based on its ABV being 43%, but it tastes similar to an old fashioned. Extremely easy to drink on ice, and also great with a mixer, such as ginger ale. Simply put, tastes great and is a very cool and different item to have at a home bar when entertaining.
Not what I was expecting at all, it was very rum forward and sweet. I was blinded by the high rating and made a poor decision by choosing this bottle. I was expecting it to taste like a whiskey with a slight sweet finish. I would definitely not recommend this.
Wow... one of the best drinks I have had, in a really long time... smooth as silk... no heavy after taste or a knock to the nose... well done...
I'm a big fan of bitter drinks and whiskey drinks so this is right up my alley. The first sip was bracing but immediately returned for more. Really well blended and enjoyable; won't replace whiskey but nice for a out of bottle drink.