Distilling Heritage

Meet the Goa-based entrepreneur who is reimagining everything from tequila to mahua… In 2007, he started Agave India (agave is the plant from which tequila is made), a craft distillery that uses Indian know-how and raw materials… Nazareth calls the emergence of mahua a ‘black swan’ event internationally. “There is no other alcohol in the …

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An indigenous spirit has no option but go global first

DesmondJi Mahua is billed as the world’s only spirit distilled from naturally sweet flowers and is as Indian as it can get, but its sale is restricted to Goa and Karnataka thanks to India’s rigid liquour laws. Creator Desmond Nazareth will now target foreign markets. Published On: June 07 2020