Goa , a former Portuguese colony, is India's smallest state by area and the fourth smallest by population. Located in South West India in the region known as the Konkan, it is bounded by the state of Maharashtra to the north, and by Karnataka to the east and south, while the Arabian Sea forms its...
A distilled beverage, liquor, or spirit is an alcoholic beverage containing ethanol that is produced by distilling ethanol produced by means of fermenting grain, fruit, or vegetables...
made from either coconut
The coconut palm, Cocos nucifera, is a member of the family Arecaceae . It is the only accepted species in the genus Cocos. The term coconut can refer to the entire coconut palm, the seed, or the fruit, which is not a botanical nut. The spelling cocoanut is an old-fashioned form of the word...
or the juice of the cashew
The cashew is a tree in the family Anacardiaceae. Its English name derives from the Portuguese name for the fruit of the cashew tree, caju, which in turn derives from the indigenous Tupi name, acajú. It is now widely grown in tropical climates for its cashew nuts and cashew apples.-Etymology:The...
apple. The popular brands of fenny are 'Cashyo' , 'Reals' , and 'Big Boss'. Goa has registered for a geographical indicator
A geographical indication is a name or sign used on certain products which corresponds to a specific geographical location or origin...
that would allow it to claim the sole right to term drink created in the region as fenny or 'Goan Cashew Feni'.
Fenny is classified as a 'country liquor', and therefore not sold outside the State of Goa in India.