The site's logo: A unicorn with a wine bottle for a horn. Pretty great.

Every day across Pennsylvania, about 14 percent of the 14,000 alcohol-related products the state's Liquor Control Board sells in its 600 monopoly retail stores are available in only one of them. That's 2,000 products, for one reason or another, for sale in just one place in the commonwealth's 46,000 square-miles.

The PLCB's sites make them almost impossible to find.

So we did it for you.*

These are the unicorns. These are the boozicorns.

21 June 2018

total boozicorns

stores with boozicorns

top 10 stores

32

whisk(e)y

  1. mortlach single malt scotch whisky 25 year 86 proof (1)

    $799.99 :: 750 ML

    62 greenfield ave, ardmore

    610.645.5010 :: premium collection

  2. blood oath pact iii bourbon 98.6 proof (2)

    $99.99 :: 750 ML

    8090 mcintyre square dr, pittsburgh

    412.635.2180 :: premium collection

  3. four roses single barrel barrel strength bourbon fine wine and good spirits 15th edition obsf 116 proof (1)

    $89.99 :: 750 ML

    475 ben franklin s, ste 5, indiana

    724.357.4853 :: premium collection

  4. westland distillery american single malt whiskey 92 proof (2)

    $89.99 :: 750 ML

    1602 cochran rd, pittsburgh

    412.306.3916 :: regular-ass store

  5. antiquary scotch whisky 21 year 86 proof (1)

    $87.99 :: 750 ML

    5990 university blvd, coraopolis

    412.269.2607 :: regular-ass store

  6. stranahan's diamond peak whiskey 94 proof (1)

    $69.99 :: 750 ML

    2310 linglestown rd, harrisburg

    717.671.8751 :: premium collection

  7. elijah craig bourbon barrel proof 131 proof (2)

    $64.99 :: 750 ML

    2310 linglestown rd, harrisburg

    717.671.8751 :: premium collection

  8. koval rye whiskey single barrel cask 1841 110 proof (6)

    $59.99 :: 750 ML

    1476 brodhead rd, monaca

    724.773.7401 :: regular-ass store

  9. libery pole spirits peated bourbon whiskey 92 proof (13)

    $56.99 :: 750 ML

    5000 oxford dr, ste 100, bethel park

    412.851.0403 :: premium collection

  10. liberty pole spirits bourbon whiskey 92 proof (4)

    $48.99 :: 750 ML

    5000 oxford dr, ste 100, bethel park

    412.851.0403 :: premium collection

  11. bowmore small batch single malt scotch 80 proof (2)

    $42.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $25.79

    2900 island avenue, suite 2910, philadelphia

    215.365.0299 :: pennsylvania lottery

  12. jesse james america's outlaw tennessee whiskey 80 proof (8)

    $42.99 :: 750 ML

    1275 york rd, lot 12, gettysburg

    717.337.2168 :: regular-ass store

  13. smooth ambler old scout straight bourbon whiskey 7 year 99 proof (6)

    $39.99 :: 750 ML

    1515 locust st, # 100, philadelphia

    215.545.1112 :: premium collection

  14. the glenrothes select reserve single malt speyside scotch 80 proof (1)

    $39.99 :: 750 ML

    1628 john f kennedy blvd, philadelphia

    215.560.5702 :: regular-ass store

  15. brothership irish american whiskey 10 year old 90 proof (7)

    $39.99 :: 750 ML

    162 eagleview blvd, exton

    610.450.6600 :: premium collection

  16. knob creek straight bourbon whiskey belmont stakes 9 years 100 proof (2)

    $35.99 :: 750 ML

    4301 chestnut st, philadelphia

    215.823.6795 :: regular-ass store

  17. john b stetson bourbon (1)

    $28.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $17.39

    149 baltimore pike, springfield

    610.938.9540 :: premium collection

  18. jack daniel's tennessee honey whiskey with glass (24)

    $24.99 :: 750 ML

    105 harrison ave, greensburg

    724.830.2019 :: regular-ass store

  19. jim beam jacob's ghost whiskey (1)

    $23.99 :: 750 ML

    212 e high st, pottstown

    610.326.0694 :: regular-ass store

  20. antiquary original red scotch whisky 80 proof (10)

    $21.99 :: 750 ML

    5990 university blvd, coraopolis

    412.269.2607 :: regular-ass store

  21. stillhouse apple crisp flavored whiskey 69 proof (1)

    $21.99 :: 750 ML

    2161 memorial hwy, ste 101, dallas

    570.675.3318 :: premium collection

  22. weller reserve bourbon 90 proof (2)

    $19.99 :: 750 ML

    4721 perkiomen ave, reading

    610.370.5910 :: regular-ass store

  23. bird dog bourbon (2)

    $17.99 :: 750 ML

    1991 sproul rd, spc 37, broomall

    610.325.5248 :: premium collection

  24. bird dog peach whiskey with 2 shotgun shell shot glasses (1)

    $17.99 :: 750 ML

    1067 n front st, philipsburg

    814.342.8153 :: regular-ass store

  25. jesse james america's outlaw honey flavored whiskey 70 proof (3)

    $17.99 :: 750 ML

    512 n antrim way, greencastle

    717.597.3515 :: regular-ass store

  26. cinerator cinnamon flavored whiskey (1)

    $14.99 :: 750 ML

    1446 point breeze ave, philadelphia

    215.952.1032 :: regular-ass store

  27. red stag hardcore cider whiskey (2)

    $12.99 :: 750 ML

    12 e hinckley ave, ridley park

    610.595.3410 :: regular-ass store

  28. bird dog bourbon with four 100 ml (1)

    $11.99 :: 400 ML

    1067 n front st, philipsburg

    814.342.8153 :: regular-ass store

  29. ten high bourbon 4 year old (2)

    $7.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $4.79

    2401 vare ave, philadelphia

    215.952.1022 :: regular-ass store

  30. jim beam whiskey candy cane 4 50 ml (1)

    $5.99 :: 200 ML

    933 paoli pike, west chester

    610.436.1706 :: premium collection

  31. imperial blended whiskey (1)

    $4.84 :: 750 ML

    2034 w state st, new castle

    724.656.3356 :: regular-ass store

  32. jim beam kentucky fire flavored whiskey (1)

    $0.99 :: 50 ML

    845 main st, clarion

    814.226.1701 :: regular-ass store

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13

rum

  1. berrys' own selection fijian rum 9 year 92 proof (4)

    $89.99 :: 750 ML

    2429 south st, philadelphia

    215.731.2080 :: regular-ass store

  2. plantation old fashioned traditional dark rum overproof 138 proof (2)

    $29.99 :: 1 L

    30 e 4th st, bethlehem

    610.861.2109 :: regular-ass store

  3. stonewall rum pennsylvania 84 proof (6)

    $24.99 :: 750 ML

    3718 easton-nazareth hwy, easton

    610.258.8597 :: premium collection

  4. caliche puerto rican rum 80 proof (2)

    $21.99 :: 750 ML

    2350 lincoln hwy e, ste 550, lancaster

    717.397.7955 :: pennsylvania lottery

  5. appleton estate rum vx with ice cube trays (6)

    $18.99 :: 750 ML

    11685 bustleton ave, philadelphia

    215.856.6032 :: regular-ass store

  6. captain morgan parrot bay rum punch cocktail ready to drink (1)

    $15.99 :: 1.75 L

    327 3rd st, california

    724.938.5350 :: regular-ass store

  7. bacardi peach red rum (1)

    $14.99 :: 750 ML

    1502 w chester pike, west chester

    610.436.1714 :: regular-ass store

  8. cruzan 9 spiced rum (1)

    $12.99 :: 750 ML

    2429 south st, philadelphia

    215.731.2080 :: regular-ass store

  9. malibu island spiced rum (1)

    $11.99 :: 750 ML

    3718 easton-nazareth hwy, easton

    610.258.8597 :: premium collection

  10. original bartenders i'm coconuts over you coconut rum gift set (6)

    $10.49 :: 750 ML

    2401 vare ave, philadelphia

    215.952.1022 :: regular-ass store

  11. bacardi big apple rum (1)

    $9.04 :: 750 ML

    2629 brownsville rd, pittsburgh

    412.886.2003 :: regular-ass store

  12. bacardi torched cherry rum (3)

    $9.04 :: 750 ML

    214 5th st, avonmore

    724.697.5640 :: regular-ass store

  13. calico jack tropical punch rum (1)

    $7.24 :: 750 ML

    2115 n 22nd st, philadelphia

    215.978.2536 :: regular-ass store

6

agave

  1. kah reposado tequila (1)

    $55.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $33.59

    558 centerville rd, ste d, lancaster

    717.898.5944 :: premium collection

  2. patron xo cafe and anejo tequila with glass (2)

    $44.99 :: 750 ML

    350 scarlett rd, ste 1-3-5, kennett square

    610.925.5400 :: regular-ass store

  3. leticia hermosillo ravalero don cheyo tequila anejo 80 proof (2)

    $42.99 :: 750 ML

    521 beaver st, sewickley

    412.749.4500 :: premium collection

  4. el buho mezcal oaxaca mexico tequila 86 proof (3)

    $34.99 :: 750 ML

    105 w 18th st, erie

    814.871.4785 :: regular-ass store

  5. patron tequila holiday sampler pack (1)

    $21.99 :: 200 ML

    2401 vare ave, philadelphia

    215.952.1022 :: regular-ass store

  6. jose cuervo cingetequila (5)

    $12.04 :: 750 ML

    692 downingtown pike, west chester

    610.430.4351 :: premium collection

Top 10 by price

  1. chateau mouton rothschild 2010 (3)

    $1474.99 :: 750 ML

    62 greenfield ave, ardmore

    610.645.5010 :: premium collection

  2. bollinger r d extra brut champagne jero 2000 (1)

    $1199.99 :: 3 L

    sale price: $719.99

    62 greenfield ave, ardmore

    610.645.5010 :: premium collection

  3. catena zapata malbec agrentino mendoza 2009 (1)

    $899.99 :: 6 L

    sale price: $539.99

    521 beaver st, sewickley

    412.749.4500 :: premium collection

  4. nicholas catena zapata malbec mendoza 2010 (1)

    $899.99 :: 6 L

    sale price: $539.99

    521 beaver st, sewickley

    412.749.4500 :: premium collection

  5. chateau d'yquem sauternes 2010 (1)

    $878.49 :: 750 ML

    62 greenfield ave, ardmore

    610.645.5010 :: premium collection

  6. paul hobbs cabernet sauvignon napa valley nathan coombs estate 2013 (6)

    $849.99 :: 1.5 L

    521 beaver st, sewickley

    412.749.4500 :: premium collection

  7. mortlach single malt scotch whisky 25 year 86 proof (1)

    $799.99 :: 750 ML

    62 greenfield ave, ardmore

    610.645.5010 :: premium collection

  8. armand de brignac ace of spades blanc de noirs (6)

    $759.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $455.99

    2503 mickley ave, whitehall

    610.437.2697 :: premium collection

  9. champagne louis roederer cristal brut magnum 2006 (1)

    $699.99 :: 1.5 L

    sale price: $419.99

    1200 market st, lemoyne

    717.731.7143 :: premium collection

  10. chateau la mission haut brion pessac leognan 2006 (3)

    $667.49 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $400.49

    558 centerville rd, ste d, lancaster

    717.898.5944 :: premium collection

Bottom 10 by price

  1. jim beam kentucky fire flavored whiskey (1)

    $0.99 :: 50 ML

    845 main st, clarion

    814.226.1701 :: regular-ass store

  2. daily's ready to drink frozen peach daiquiri (4)

    $1.49 :: 296 ML

    7 s main st, mahanoy city

    570.773.4041 :: regular-ass store

  3. foxhorn merlot california (1)

    $1.99 :: 750 ML

    3929 washington rd, mcmurray

    724.942.2050 :: regular-ass store

  4. arbor mist pina colada frozen wine cocktail (1)

    $1.99 :: 296 ML

    105 harrison ave, greensburg

    724.830.2019 :: regular-ass store

  5. hrm rex goliath pink moscato (1)

    $3.04 :: 500 ML

    2807 s front st, philadelphia

    215.952.1000 :: regular-ass store

  6. taylor cream sherry dessert (1)

    $3.99 :: 750 ML

    1628 john f kennedy blvd, philadelphia

    215.560.5702 :: regular-ass store

  7. croctails mojito frozen cocktail pouch (1)

    $3.99 :: 375 ML

    2807 s front st, philadelphia

    215.952.1000 :: regular-ass store

  8. seagram's escapes grape fizz wine cooler 4 331 ml (1)

    $4.24 :: 1324 ML

    1890 mcclellandtown rd, masontown

    724.583.0470 :: regular-ass store

  9. imperial blended whiskey (1)

    $4.84 :: 750 ML

    2034 w state st, new castle

    724.656.3356 :: regular-ass store

  10. pinnacle habanero vodka (1)

    $4.99 :: 750 ML

    1112 chestnut st #28, philadelphia

    215.923.1790 :: premium collection

94

above $100

Top 10 discounted $

  1. bollinger r d extra brut champagne jero 2000 (1)

    $1199.99 :: 3 L

    sale price: $719.99

    62 greenfield ave, ardmore

    610.645.5010 :: premium collection

  2. catena zapata malbec agrentino mendoza 2009 (1)

    $899.99 :: 6 L

    sale price: $539.99

    521 beaver st, sewickley

    412.749.4500 :: premium collection

  3. nicholas catena zapata malbec mendoza 2010 (1)

    $899.99 :: 6 L

    sale price: $539.99

    521 beaver st, sewickley

    412.749.4500 :: premium collection

  4. armand de brignac ace of spades blanc de noirs (6)

    $759.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $455.99

    2503 mickley ave, whitehall

    610.437.2697 :: premium collection

  5. champagne louis roederer cristal brut magnum 2006 (1)

    $699.99 :: 1.5 L

    sale price: $419.99

    1200 market st, lemoyne

    717.731.7143 :: premium collection

  6. chateau la mission haut brion pessac leognan 2006 (3)

    $667.49 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $400.49

    558 centerville rd, ste d, lancaster

    717.898.5944 :: premium collection

  7. chateau cos d'estournel 2010 (6)

    $426.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $213.49

    1083 west baltimore pk, ste a media, pa, 19063-

    610.566.1549 :: premium collection

  8. nicolas catena zapata cabernet sauvignon mendoza 2010 (1)

    $479.99 :: 3 L

    sale price: $287.99

    802 shrewsbury commons ave, shrewsbury

    717.759.2639 :: premium collection

  9. plumpjack winery cabernet sauvignon reserve napa valley 2012 (1)

    $349.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $209.99

    5070 jonestown rd, harrisburg

    717.671.0435 :: premium collection

  10. podere il carnasciale il caberlot 2011 (3)

    $299.99 :: 1.5 L

    sale price: $179.99

    821 w lancaster ave, ste 310, wayne

    610.964.5030 :: premium collection

Top 10 discounted %

  1. lamborghini era umbria igt 2008 (1)

    $29.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $11.99

    5000 oxford dr, ste 100, bethel park

    412.851.0403 :: premium collection

  2. seifried estate pinot noir nelson new zealand 2011 (4)

    $20.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $10.49

    1115 main st, warrington

    215.798.1180 :: premium collection

  3. framingham classic riesling marlborough 2011 (7)

    $20.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $10.49

    1115 main st, warrington

    215.798.1180 :: premium collection

  4. adelsheim chardonnay willamette valley 2013 (1)

    $21.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $10.99

    3718 easton-nazareth hwy, easton

    610.258.8597 :: premium collection

  5. turkey flat grenache barossa valley vineyards 2007 (1)

    $21.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $10.99

    5070 jonestown rd, harrisburg

    717.671.0435 :: premium collection

  6. marques de concha pinot noir rapel 2012 (6)

    $21.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $10.99

    162 eagleview blvd, exton

    610.450.6600 :: premium collection

  7. perez cruz carmenere limited edition maipo alto 2012 (2)

    $21.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $10.99

    1115 main st, warrington

    215.798.1180 :: premium collection

  8. la spinetta il nero di casanova toscana igt 2009 (1)

    $21.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $10.99

    1 station cir, narberth

    610.660.6430 :: premium collection

  9. grafen neipperg lemberger wurttemberg germany qba trocken 2012 (1)

    $21.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $10.99

    1 station cir, narberth

    610.660.6430 :: premium collection

  10. saint clair pinot noir marlborough 2009 (1)

    $21.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $10.99

    3718 easton-nazareth hwy, easton

    610.258.8597 :: premium collection

$19.99

median price

91 at $14.99

most common price

50

most bottles

ravo vodka 80 proof

$19.99

125 w. dekalb pk, king of prussia :: 610.768.3102

A few notes: Part of the fun here is that this data set isn't available in every state. The more private hands involved in selling hooch, the less accessible the data. One thing that means: This data is only as good -- and only as available -- on any given day as the PLCB's database and servers. They're imperfect. And so is the script that populates this site. Which, um, isn't always their fault.

Some weirdness like bad product names -- such as those including the term "mezcal tequila," which is not a thing -- I've left intact in part to help you find the product out in the wild. And, for transparency, the percentage-discount products include only those with a retail price of $20 or higher. Just happens that's when the results hit a balance of useful and interesting.

Often there's only a few of something. So if you see something you like, call the store. The data is updated daily at best. We do the best we can to respect them and you at the same time, liberating information from terrible interfaces that also helps you make informed buying decisions.

Well. In theory. Some of this stuff is awful.

Which brings us to the boozicorns themselves. Sometimes a product is unique because of its size. Or maybe because of its vintage. In the PLCB's system, each vintage of a wine is a separate product. A bourbon at 200 ML is a different product than the same bourbon at 750 ML. A rum at 750 ML is different than the same rum at 750 ML if it's packaged with glassware. Or maybe it's a fluke: a terrifically common product that for whatever reason is nearly out of stock in all of Pennsylvania that day.

There isn't necessarily an inherent specialness in any of these products -- although sometimes there very much is. That's all part of the fun of exploring data like this.

So keep all that in mind. And happy hunting.

Go inside the Boozicorns project on GitHub

See another entry in the PyLCB series of Python-powered scrapers for PLCB data at Grape Aphid.