David V. Goliath et. al.

When a start-up distillery burrowed in the Appalachia hills tried to register its trademark, Kentucky Mist Moonshine, the last thing it expected was a protest from behemoth Kentucky State University.


KSU took issue with the use of the word Kentucky on the distillery’s line of clothing claiming it owned the state’s name in that category and the legal bootlegger responded by filing suit.


KSU may have a case but in the court of public opinion it appears that once again “the Man” is keeping the working man down.  But when the working man makes whisky in this part of the country, the public prefers the bar that serves the white lightning.