The only proper moonshine is illegal moonshine i.e. one that is made in a clandestine location and where the distiller refused to pay taxes. If you pay tax on your product, it is not moonshine, though the line had been blurred because so many small distilleries have decided that it makes for good marketing. Just because it is a raw distillate doesn’t make it moonshine, it is in-fact called “white dog”.
The moonshine trend started because of a documentary on -*-*-* which eventually turned into a fictionalized “reality” TV series.