One of the most revered drinks in Goa is Feni, it is one of Goa’s most favourite drinks apart from Beer and Goa just got a museum that is dedicated to this famous drink.
The museum now has hundreds of artefacts related to Feni and also houses traditional glass vats in which the liquor was stored centuries ago.
Reports suggested that Mr Kudchadkar started this museum to tell people the story of Feni and preserve Goa’s rich heritage. He stated that this museum will educate people about the history of Feni and its historical trails from Brazil to Goa.
Additionally, speaking about this, MP Vinay Tendulkar said that this museum will be helpful to promote local manufacturers and empower their business.
Feni, a drink that is commonly and socially consumed by the locals of Goa, was notified as to the state heritage drink by the Goa government in 2016 in a bid to allow its manufacturers to market the drink globally.
According to history, the Cashew nut plant is believed to be imported to Goa by the Portuguese from Brazil during the early 1700s. As per records, Brazil and Goa both share Lusophonian colonial influence, and after the cashew nut plant was brought to the shores of Goa, cashew found its roots in Goa and so has the Feni.