If it's sold in fancy bottles, marketed via website, and made from corn, chances are it doesn't deserve your respect
There's a lot of humor to be found in a trip to the liquor store. You'll find vodka in bottles shaped like AK-47s (as well as vodka in glass skulls, sold by Dan Akroyd). There's an herbal liquor called Fuchen, whose name means exactly, and only, what it is lamely intended to. There's Bacardi Arctic Grape Rum, which manages to make a noble, storied liquor sound like a Gatorade flavor. But the worst, absolutely most ridiculous liquor is Moonshine. Not "moonshine," defined as an illegally produced or smuggled alcoholic beverage. I mean Moonshine® Clear Corn Whiskey, from Stillhouse, a Virginia liquor company.
Moonshine may be a tasty dram; I've never had it. But that's not the point. The problems are all in the name. First: If there is one thing that drives whiskey nerds nutty, it's the often-willful misuse of the word "moonshine." If it's sold on liquor store shelves, it's not moonshine. If it has a fancy website, chances are it's not moonshine. If its owners were ever arrested by the ATF, it might be moonshine. Something tells me that the folks behind this product, "serial entrepreneur" Brad Beckerman and "Internationally renowned barbecue chef" Adam Perry Lang, are not, nor ever have been, wanted by the feds.