Five & 20 teamed up with Steve Luttmann, Hercules Mulligan co-founder, and Grisba Soba, Flaviar co-founder, in 2019 to create direct-to-consumer spirits. Beginning with just 2,000 bottles, Hercules Mulligan Rum & Rye, a blend of three Caribbean rums and three American ryes, has become one of the best-selling new brands in the space.

Hercules Mulligan Eyr & Rye – the brand’s latest concoction – is a delectable ready-made Irish-American Manhattan—a union of three Ryes and two Irish Whiskeys.

Named for the little known tailor, spy, and hero of the American Revolution, who changed history and secured freedom for all, Hercules Mulligan is based on a unique recipe from the period. It’s what Mulligan, the man, stood for, and it’s what this Rum & Rye blend embodies. A spirit of independence. Simple in its nature – Rum, Rye Whiskey, Ginger & Bitters – yet utterly complex and delightful, this unique composition tickles the nose and loosens the lips.



Hercules Mulligan Launches Eyr & Rye (Breaking Bourbon)

Hercules Mulligan Mixes Rum and Rye Into an ‘Irish Old-Fashioned’ (The New York Times)

How a Character in ‘Hamilton’ Inspired the Rebirth of a Rum and Rye Whiskey (Rolling Stone)

Hercules Mulligan: Patriot, ‘Hamilton’ character, and a hot new liquor made in Upstate New York (

Review: Hercules Mulligan Wants to Reclaim American Drinking History (InsideHook)

Spike Your Eggnog Without Breaking the Bank (Bon Appétit)


Ana Jovancicevic