Mars Orbiter - Peated Luxury Single Malt Whisky from Paul John India

Mars Orbiter



An interplanetary quest for knowledge, pride and discovery, and completing a marathon of 670 million kilometers in 300 days, the Mars Orbiter Mission stands forever as a symbol of national prestige. As the first Asian country to reach the Martian orbit, and the only nation to successfully do so at the very first attempt, India made her mark on the space frontier with this ambitious project. History was made that day, an immortal moment for every Indian - the day we went to Mars.

Such an achievement deserves to be marked with something equally remarkable. Which is why Paul John chose to pay our homage with a limited edition single malt that is worthy of its name: Mars Orbiter. Drawn on the same month that the Indian space probe was launched, this rare edition is a tribute to the brilliance and efforts that made this tremendous mission successful.

From the tropical paradise of Goa, Mars Orbiter proffers intense and dramatic aromas of peat tinged with orange peel and a sweet barley. The palate is then refreshed with gentle spice, tinged with hints of bitter chocolate. Glide into orbit with a deep and graceful finish of spiced butterscotch and profound peat that leaves you yearning for more.

Tasting Notes:

Aromas of honeyed orange blossom with a dash of Muscovado sugar tinged with smoked bacon and delicious peat.


On the palate the whisky is smooth and malty with flavours of dark cocoa, salted almonds and a sweet oak.


The finish is long and delightfully spicy with a toasted sugar laced with gorgeous tannic smokiness.



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Mars Orbiter - Peated Luxury Single Malt Whisky from Paul John India

Mars Orbiter

What a special bottling

A fitting release for a special achievement. From the luxurious red box with the gold lettering to the stylish bottle, it is obvious that attention to detail went into every step. Even the bottle top; it feels like it is solid gold, it is heavy and grand.

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A stellar sensory journey

Mars Orbiter by Paul John is a tribute to the launch of India's first interplanetary mission. Mars Orbiter was drawn the same month the Indian space mission to Mars was launched and is a tribute to the successful mission.

This most opulent and decadent of expressions from the shores of Goa is bound to take you on a stellar sensory journey. Everything right from the packaging, to the intricate bottling and to the colour of this whisky will titillate you enough to pour yourself a dram of this enchantress!

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Paul John Mars Orbiter

I really enjoy this whisky. Aroma is warm and rich with a grapey-syrupy-meets-vanilla-taffy note that emerges as it opens; Palate Is almost two tones of smoke and grapey dark fruit sweetness with all the other notes sandwiched in between; Finish hits a long elegant stride and keeps the sweet and smoky party going.

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Paul John Mars Orbiter Single Malt Whisky (Peated)

During this last year or two, this whisky brand from India has taken SA by storm. From being an unknown, to being stocked in all the good liquor stores, the Paul John whisky is the one people want to try.

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