The Spirits Business reports that Wirtz Beverage, Illinois, will introduce the award-winning craft distilled Spirit of India Feni to the United States for the first time.
“We are truly thrilled to partner with such a tremendous team at Wirtz Beverage,” said B.J. McCaslin, Co-Founder of Spirits of India Feni. “This fulfills a lifetime goal of ours to introduce Feni to the U.S.”
Made from handpicked cashew fruit, Feni can only be produced in Goa, India three months out of the year due to a very short perishable window of only four hours once harvested. Handcrafted in small batches Feni has been described as having a “smooth entry” and “clean finish” with hints of pineapple, citrus and cashew apple. Feni is to India just as Tequila is to Mexico and Champagne is to France.
Feni is a heritage spirit of India and it has been distilled in Goa for over 400 years as a Portuguese tradition with no electricity used in the process.