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Review: Hercules Mulligan Rum & Rye

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Hercules Mulligan is a minor determine in American historical past — and a considerably bigger determine within the musical Hamilton — and now the outdated Mulligan has a ready-to-drink cocktail named in his honor. It’s an advanced mix of three aged rums, three rye whiskeys, bitters, and contemporary ginger — plus a splash of straightforward syrup. The bottle could appear like a whiskey — and at 43% abv, it could as nicely be — however what’s contained in the bottle is certainly one thing else. Let’s give it a whirl.

Followers of Previous Fashioneds — and different booze-forward cocktails — will discover lots to get pleasure from right here. Heady and aggressive, it’s a bit heavier on rum than it’s rye, although the inclusion of straightforward syrup within the combine brings out these molasses-based notes extra clearly. Mild notes of cherry and milk chocolate are readily evident, however except for these parts, ginger is the key ingredient of observe that works its means into the expertise, and it really works nicely right here, including a pinch of spice to what would in any other case be a really easy expertise. Lingering chocolate on the end — and ample sugar, besides.

Not overwhelmingly complicated however oh really easy to drink. Watch out, and contemplate the alcohol degree.

86 proof.

A- / $35 /

Hercules Mulligan Rum & Rye




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