Goa’s Heritage drink, Feni, may soon be in Japan!

The mission to share Goa’s heritage drink, Feni, with the world is being worked upon! Feni traders of the State are excited to start exporting the drink. One country they got their sights on is Japan as Goa has good ties with them.  The Japanese also have an inclination towards premium products.

The Goa government has been requested to introduce Feni to Japan. The president of the All Goa feni distillers and bottlers association, Gurudatta Bhakta, revealed that some traders want to go to the country to get the Japanese acquainted with the product. They are even ready to pay for the international trip by themselves.

Goa’s state drink Feni is made from cashew nuts. Feni derives its name from the Konkani word “froth”. It used to be consumed as a shot by the Goan working class. They juggled the foam between two coconut shells, mixing it well enough to get the desired kick. Later Feni made a comeback at Goan weddings as a more refined drink in a new avatar. The fermented fruit is put through three stages of distilling in earthen or copper pots, yielding three different drinks at each stage.

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