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Unique Liquors You Have To Try "A stop in India might get you a taste of Feni even though it is just starting to become available in the U.S.

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    It's hard to not get lost in the funky, sour, fruity—think banana meets mango meets durian—smell and taste of Feni, a triple distilled, 85 proof spirit native to Goa, India..

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    Feni. Ever tasted it? If you have, it’s likely thanks to Chicagoans Drew Whited and Brian McCaslin. Feni is a liquor produced in Goa, India, from either coconut or cashew fruit. Whited and McCaslin make theirs of cashew fruit..

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    Spirit of India Feni is an 85 proof clear spirit 3x distilled from cashew apples and native to Goa, India. In 2013 Drew Whited and two of his friends traveled to Goa, India and fell in love with "Cashew Feni" and knew it was his job to share this rare treasure

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