As long as I've been a fairly globally aware Catholic, I'd always projected G.K. Chesterton's
We should thank God for Beer and Burgundy by not drinking too much of them
as a universal maxim enjoyed by the whole church towards temperance, but not "extreme temperance". But this article in the National Catholic Register struck me as odd. Apparently Bishops in India are lobbying against all sales of hard liquor, and winning (probably because of the combined support of Islam against all alcohol?).
I wasn't aware that there was anything eviler in rum than in wine or beer. But is this just a local cause for a local purpose or, given the opportunity would Bishops everywhere be likely to oppose the sale of hard liquor?