If you've never looked beyond Scotch, you might be surprised to find there are
Take for example Taiwan's Kavalan Whisky, distilled in Yilan County and named after the indigenous people of this area. It's owned by King Car Group.
Now, coming from a country with not much of a history in distilling the water of life, you might not think that Kavalan was that big of a deal.
But oh, how wrong you would be! It's quickly moving up the ranks as one of the world’s best drams, beating Scotch in blind taste tests and winning awards left, right and centre.
Kavalan has claimed the title of Best New World Whisky 2012 in the World Whisky Awards as well as New World Whisky of the year in Jim Murray legendary 2012 Whisky Bible.
From Taiwan to Southern India
Closer to home, there are a vast number of European countries that have turned their hands to producing some of the finest Whisky available.
While countries like Taiwan and Belgium may only have one distillery, there are countries such as Switzerland and Norway who are storming ahead with their Whisky production.
Did you know Switzerland has about 20 distilleries with around 59 brands, including Flaviaristas' darling Saentis? Not very big in comparison to America or Scotland, but pretty impressive, considering grain distilling only became legal there in 1999.
Making use of desalinated seawater and maturing in the land of the midnight sun and Northern Lights, this whisky promises to have something unique about it.
What's next? We're keeping our fingers crossed for Mars Malt!