In the name of research, we visited a few “rice wine” bars a few days ago.
Of many legitimate establishments offering alcohol, this place was just a street-side grouping of tables and chairs.
Upon arrival two bottles of what were meant to be rum were sat in front of us. Thankfully they were neither strong, nor expensive.. nor rum for that matter. Some moonshine-type thing I suppose. We are all still alive and well, so it was obviously fine for consumption. Pretty boring story actually..