You think Japanese whiskey is surprising, try a bottle of Amrut. If good water is a key to good whiskey, how does a distillery in India make something that good??! And I have had some very, very good Amrut.
Currently enjoying an Edradour Ibisco sherry cask (cask strength) which is exquisite. Cracking a 20y/o Laphroaig tonight. I don't think either can be bought locally, a friend of a friend is apparently an importer/distributor. I didn't ask, I just enjoy :)