India’s first alcohol museum has been opened in Goa. A local businessman Nandan Kudchadkar started this museum with the name ‘All about alcohol’. Located in the tiny beach village of Candolim in North Goa, the museum has hundreds of artefacts linked to feni, including large, traditional glass vats in which the local cashew-based alcohol was stored centuries ago. “The objective behind starting the museum was to make the world aware of Goa’s rich heritage, especially the story of feni, the strong local drink,” Nandan Kudchadkar, the founder of the museum said. “In 2016, Govt declared feni as the ‘heritage drink’. It is important because many cultures have embraced their cultural brew such as Champagne and Vodka,” added Armando Duarte, CEO, Alcohol Museum.
Oct 18, 2021, 12:42AM ISTSource: ANI