A feni tasting session at Saligao in North Goa. Photo: AFP A feni tasting session at Saligao in North Goa. Photo: AFP
A feni tasting session at Saligao in North Goa. Photo: AFP
India

Inside the Goan distilleries trying to revive feni, a 500-year-old Indian liquor

  • The potent drink, made from crushed cashew apples or coconut palm sap, has in recent decades fallen out of favour
  • National regulations make it difficult for feni to be sold outside Goa because the spirit is officially classified as ‘country liquor’

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A feni tasting session at Saligao in North Goa. Photo: AFP A feni tasting session at Saligao in North Goa. Photo: AFP
A feni tasting session at Saligao in North Goa. Photo: AFP
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