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
About The Flavor Spiral
What does Hercules Mulligan Rum & Rye taste like?
The Flavor Spiral™ shows the most common flavors that you'll taste in Hercules Mulligan Rum & Rye and gives you a chance to have a taste of it before actually tasting it.
We invented Flavor Spiral™ here at Flaviar to get all your senses involved in tasting drinks and, frankly, because we think that classic tasting notes are boring.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.