Moist County Law & Legal Definition


A moist county is a county where the sale of alcoholic beverages is permitted in certain situations. A moist county is between a dry county where the sale of alcoholic beverages is prohibited, and a wet county where the sale is permitted. A moist county impose certain limitations on alcohol sales that a normal wet county wouldn't have. For example, it allows alcohol sales by drink in large restaurants only, and prohibits package sales. By adopting this system, a moist county loses money to businesses in other counties. A dry county is called moist when it has one or more wet cities. Kentucky is a state which has moist counties.