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

Every day across Pennsylvania, as much as 15 percent of the 14,000 alcohol-related products the commonwealth's Liquor Control Board sells in its 600 monopoly retail stores are available in only one of them. That can be 2,000 products, for one reason or another, for sale in just one place for 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.

04 December 2020

total boozicorns

stores with boozicorns

top 10 stores

46

whisk(e)y

  1. ardbeg twenty something single malt scotch 22 year old 92.8 proof (6)

    $549.99 :: 750 ML

    ::

  2. the macallan highland single malt scotch rare cask 86 proof (1)

    $324.99 :: 750 ML

    upland square shopping center 260 upland square dr pottstown, pa, 19464-

    Phone: :: regular-ass store

  3. highland park the light single malt scotch whisky 17 year 105 proof (2)

    $299.99 :: 750 ML

    ::

  4. jefferson's presidential select kentucky straight bourbon 16 year old 94 proof (1)

    $199.99 :: 750 ML

    922 w lancaster ave, bryn mawr

    610.581.4560 :: premium collection

  5. the benriach single malt scotch 21 year old 80 proof fwgs exclusive burgundy finish 1994 (1)

    $174.99 :: 750 ML

    8705 germantown ave, philadelphia

    215.753.4520 :: premium collection

  6. knob creek straight bourbon 100 proof 2001 limited edition (1)

    $139.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $111.99

    1112 chestnut st #28, philadelphia

    215.923.1790 :: premium collection

  7. knob creek 25th anniversary limited edition single barrel straight bourbon 100 proof (1)

    $129.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $103.99

    119 west city ave, bala cynwyd

    610.660.6443 :: premium collection

  8. glen scotia campbeltown single malt scotch whisky 18 year 92 proof (2)

    $119.99 :: 750 ML

    475 ben franklin s, ste 5, indiana

    724.357.4853 :: premium collection

  9. redemption straight bourbon barrel proof 9 year old 110 proof (3)

    $99.99 :: 750 ML

    1112 chestnut st #28, philadelphia

    215.923.1790 :: premium collection

  10. highland park full volume single malt scotch 1999 94 proof (4)

    $99.99 :: 750 ML

    1237 s 11th st, philadelphia

    215.952.1052 :: regular-ass store

  11. lagavulin distillery the distiller's edition islay single malt scotch 86 proof (2)

    $99.99 :: 750 ML

    119 west city ave, bala cynwyd

    610.660.6443 :: premium collection

  12. widow jane straight bourbon 12 year old 99 proof (1)

    $84.99 :: 750 ML

    605 main st, forest city

    570.785.5305 :: regular-ass store

  13. widow jane decadence straight bourbon 10 year old 91 proof (9)

    $79.99 :: 750 ML

    180 w girard ave, philadelphia

    215.560.5011 :: premium collection

  14. laphroaig cairdeas triple wood islay single malt scotch cask strength 2019 119 proof (1)

    $79.99 :: 750 ML

    3720 main st, philadelphia

    215.482.9729 :: regular-ass store

  15. belle meade sherry cask bourbon 90 proof (1)

    $74.99 :: 750 ML

    3929 washington rd, mcmurray

    724.942.2050 :: regular-ass store

  16. rogue rolling thunder stouted whiskey 97 proof (1)

    $74.99 :: 750 ML

    shoppes at longwood village 855 e baltimore pike suite 0 kennett square, pa, 19348-

    Phone: :: premium collection

  17. jameson distiller's safe irish whiskey 86 proof (3)

    $71.99 :: 750 ML

    5035 township line rd, drexel hill

    610.860.9405 :: premium collection

  18. jefferson reserve kentucky straight bourbon whiskey fwgs barrel g 433 750 ml (2)

    $69.99 :: 750 ML

    2547 e market st, york

    717.751.6884 :: premium collection

  19. limestone branch distillery yellowstone single barrel straight bourbon 115 proof fwgs exclusive barrel 1805319 (8)

    $59.99 :: 750 ML

    248 route 940, ste 109, blakeslee

    570.646.8069 :: regular-ass store

  20. maker's mark straight bourbon wood finishing series 2020 111 proof (1)

    $59.99 :: 750 ML

    2395 old york rd, jamison

    215.918.2487 :: regular-ass store

  21. glenfiddich single malt scotch 80 proof 3x200 ml library set (1)

    $59.99 :: 600 ML

    2161 memorial hwy, ste 101, dallas

    570.675.3318 :: premium collection

  22. smooth ambler big level wheated bourbon 100 proof (2)

    $54.99 :: 750 ML

    2161 memorial hwy, ste 101, dallas

    570.675.3318 :: premium collection

  23. haig club single grain scotch 80 proof (1)

    $52.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $26.49

    5235 frankford ave, philadelphia

    215.537.8107 :: regular-ass store

  24. koval millet single barrel whiskey 80 proof fwgs exclusive cask 1882 (2)

    $48.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $39.19

    1112 chestnut st #28, philadelphia

    215.923.1790 :: premium collection

  25. jefferson's chefs collaboration blended straight whiskey 90 proof (6)

    $44.99 :: 750 ML

    1112 chestnut st #28, philadelphia

    215.923.1790 :: premium collection

  26. charles goodnight straight bourbon small batch 100 proof (13)

    $44.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $22.49

    3929 washington rd, mcmurray

    724.942.2050 :: regular-ass store

  27. elijah craig single barrel bourbon 5569189 9 year 94 proof fwgs (19)

    $42.99 :: 750 ML

    180 w girard ave, philadelphia

    215.560.5011 :: premium collection

  28. elijah craig single barrel bourbon 5575206 9 year 94 proof fwgs (14)

    $42.99 :: 750 ML

    125 w. dekalb pk, king of prussia

    610.768.3102 :: premium collection

  29. elijah craig private selection barrel 5575835 bourbon (1)

    $42.99 :: 750 ML

    5956 centre ave, ste 201, pittsburgh

    412.204.8002 :: premium collection

  30. 1792 single barrel straight bourbon 98 proof (1)

    $39.99 :: 750 ML

    5000 oxford dr, ste 100, bethel park

    412.851.0403 :: premium collection

  31. hidden copper bourbon 90 proof (7)

    $36.99 :: 750 ML

    3060 center valley pkwy, ste 835, center valley

    610.871.4304 :: premium collection

  32. maker's mark straight bourbon 90 proof 2x375 ml variety pack (3)

    $34.99 :: 750 ML

    1 station cir, narberth

    610.660.6430 :: premium collection

  33. chivas regal scotch 80 proof with 2 rocks glasses gift set (1)

    $34.99 :: 750 ML

    5035 township line rd, drexel hill

    610.860.9405 :: premium collection

  34. cavalry last stand bourbon small batch 90 proof (1)

    $32.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $16.49

    5035 township line rd, drexel hill

    610.860.9405 :: premium collection

  35. ezra brooks distiller's collection single barrel kentucky straight bourbon 4 year old 107 proof barrel 1805306 fwgs exclusive (14)

    $29.99 :: 750 ML

    5070 jonestown rd, harrisburg

    717.671.0435 :: premium collection

  36. ezra brooks distiller's collection single barrel straight bourbon 4 year old 107 proof fwgs exclusive barrel 1808614 (6)

    $29.99 :: 750 ML

    1101 woodland rd, wyomissing

    610.378.4559 :: premium collection

  37. evan williams single barrel straight bourbon (1)

    $29.99 :: 750 ML

    4934 edgmont ave, brookhaven

    610.872.2405 :: pennsylvania lottery

  38. jameson irish whiskey 80 proof 3x200 ml variety pack (1)

    $29.99 :: 600 ML

    5035 township line rd, drexel hill

    610.860.9405 :: premium collection

  39. the dubliner irish whiskey bourbon cask aged 80 proof (1)

    $29.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $14.99

    5035 township line rd, drexel hill

    610.860.9405 :: premium collection

  40. weller special reserve straight bourbon 90 proof (199)

    $26.99 :: 750 ML

    180 w girard ave, philadelphia

    215.560.5011 :: premium collection

  41. jack daniel's honey whiskey 70 proof with stir sticks gift set (4)

    $25.99 :: 750 ML

    1130 perry hwy, pittsburgh

    412.364.1936 :: premium collection

  42. jack daniel's tennessee whiskey 80 proof with grill out glasses gift set (1)

    $25.99 :: 750 ML

    106 w harford st, milford

    570.296.7021 :: regular-ass store

  43. ole smoky salty caramel tennessee whiskey 60 proof (1)

    $19.99 :: 750 ML

    1112 chestnut st #28, philadelphia

    215.923.1790 :: premium collection

  44. new liberty white whiskey 80 proof (27)

    $15.92 :: 750 ML

    933 paoli pike, west chester

    610.436.1706 :: premium collection

  45. ezra brooks straight bourbon 90 proof old fashioned recipe kit gift set (1)

    $12.99 :: 750 ML

    2143 macdade blvd, holmes

    610.534.6883 :: regular-ass store

  46. jim beam black straight bourbon extra aged 86 proof 200 ml (4)

    $6.32 :: 200 ML

    515 dock st, schuylkill haven

    570.385.8400 :: regular-ass store

4

gin

  1. distillery no 209 gin chardonnay barrel reserve 92 proof (1)

    $49.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $39.99

    521 beaver st, sewickley

    412.749.4500 :: premium collection

  2. aviation batch distilled gin 84 proof gift set (1)

    $27.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $22.39

    5035 township line rd, drexel hill

    610.860.9405 :: premium collection

  3. rowhouse spirits gin 96 proof (3)

    $27.99 :: 750 ML

    6542-j lower york rd, new hope

    215.862.7801 :: premium collection

  4. ramhorn distillery stirred by an angel london dry gin 100 proof (33)

    $27.99 :: 750 ML

    5730 shaffer rd, dubois

    814.375.5950 :: regular-ass store

5

rum

  1. dos maderas 5 plus 3 rum 80 proof with a glass gift set (4)

    $32.99 :: 750 ML

    1 station cir, narberth

    610.660.6430 :: premium collection

  2. mezan rum xo 80 proof with 2 rocks glasses gift set (1)

    $29.99 :: 750 ML

    1200 market st, lemoyne

    717.731.7143 :: premium collection

  3. bayou select rum gold 80 proof (1)

    $29.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $23.99

    62 greenfield ave, ardmore

    610.645.5010 :: premium collection

  4. havana club rum anejo clasico 80 proof (2)

    $21.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $10.99

    5235 frankford ave, philadelphia

    215.537.8107 :: regular-ass store

  5. admiral nelson's pineapple rum 70 proof (6)

    $9.99 :: 1 L

    sale price: $7.99

    1115 main st, warrington

    215.798.1180 :: premium collection

22

agave

  1. gran patron piedra tequila extra anejo 4 year old 80 proof (3)

    $399.99 :: 750 ML

    ::

  2. patron extra anejo tequila 5 anos edicion limitada 80 proof (1)

    $199.99 :: 750 ML

    1237 s 11th st, philadelphia

    215.952.1052 :: regular-ass store

  3. casa noble extra anejo tequila 80 proof (6)

    $89.99 :: 750 ML

    ::

  4. don julio tequila reposado private casks 85 proof (2)

    $69.99 :: 750 ML

    330 e waterfront dr, homestead

    412.464.2574 :: premium collection

  5. casamigos mezcal joven oaxaca 80 proof (1)

    $59.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $54.99

    6560 carlisle pike, ste 350, mechanicsburg

    717.795.6327 :: regular-ass store

  6. casa noble premium tequila collection 80 proof 3x375 ml library set (1)

    $59.99 :: 1.25 L

    12 diana ln, west hazleton

    570.459.6472 :: regular-ass store

  7. don julio double cask lagavulin finish tequila 80 proof (1)

    $59.99 :: 750 ML

    2321 e state st, hermitage

    724.983.5220 :: regular-ass store

  8. patron barrel select tequila anejo fwgs edition 1 80 proof (3)

    $54.99 :: 750 ML

    1112 chestnut st #28, philadelphia

    215.923.1790 :: premium collection

  9. cruz del sol tequila anejo 2 year old 80 proof (4)

    $52.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $42.39

    3326 wilmington rd, unit 4 new castle, pa, 16105-

    724.598.2001 :: regular-ass store

  10. avion tequila silver 80 proof with 2 shot glasses gift set (7)

    $49.99 :: 750 ML

    821 w lancaster ave, ste 310, wayne

    610.964.5030 :: premium collection

  11. cruz del sol tequila silver 80 proof (1)

    $44.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $35.99

    3326 wilmington rd, unit 4 new castle, pa, 16105-

    724.598.2001 :: regular-ass store

  12. arta tequila silver 80 proof (2)

    $39.99 :: 750 ML

    3326 wilmington rd, unit 4 new castle, pa, 16105-

    724.598.2001 :: regular-ass store

  13. chinaco tequila blanco 80 proof (1)

    $36.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $18.49

    5035 township line rd, drexel hill

    610.860.9405 :: premium collection

  14. sauza blue tequila silver 80 proof (1)

    $36.99 :: 1.75 L

    sale price: $18.49

    5035 township line rd, drexel hill

    610.860.9405 :: premium collection

  15. el mayor tequila reposado 80 proof fwgs exclusive barrel select n9 (1)

    $34.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $27.99

    3060 center valley pkwy, ste 835, center valley

    610.871.4304 :: premium collection

  16. peligroso tequila silver 80 proof (10)

    $29.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $14.99

    558 centerville rd, ste d, lancaster

    717.898.5944 :: premium collection

  17. tres agaves tequila reposado 80 proof (1)

    $29.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $14.99

    922 w lancaster ave, bryn mawr

    610.581.4560 :: premium collection

  18. 1800 tequila silver 80 proof with 2 steel coasters gift set (12)

    $28.99 :: 750 ML

    1 station cir, narberth

    610.660.6430 :: premium collection

  19. hornitos plata tequila silver 80 proof with 2 shot glasses gift set (1)

    $24.99 :: 750 ML

    6542-j lower york rd, new hope

    215.862.7801 :: premium collection

  20. jose cuervo tradicional tequila silver 80 proof with wooden salt rimmer gift set (2)

    $24.99 :: 750 ML

    1 station cir, narberth

    610.660.6430 :: premium collection

  21. familia camarena tequila silver 80 proof 375 ml (13)

    $9.99 :: 375 ML

    sale price: $7.99

    8156 ogontz ave, wyncote

    215.517.2996 :: regular-ass store

  22. casamigos tequila blanco 80 proof 50 ml (60)

    $2.99 :: 50 ML

    4721 perkiomen ave, reading

    610.370.5910 :: regular-ass store

Top 10 by price

  1. chateau ausone saint emilion grand cru 2017 (6)

    $999.99 :: 750 ML

    521 beaver st, sewickley

    412.749.4500 :: premium collection

  2. chateau margaux margaux 2017 (6)

    $799.99 :: 750 ML

    521 beaver st, sewickley

    412.749.4500 :: premium collection

  3. chateau la mission haut brion pessac leognan 2015 (3)

    $599.99 :: 750 ML

    62 greenfield ave, ardmore

    610.645.5010 :: premium collection

  4. chateau pavie saint emilion grand cru classe 2016 (6)

    $599.99 :: 750 ML

    521 beaver st, sewickley

    412.749.4500 :: premium collection

  5. chateau d'yquem sauternes 2016 (6)

    $549.99 :: 750 ML

    922 w lancaster ave, bryn mawr

    610.581.4560 :: premium collection

  6. ardbeg twenty something single malt scotch 22 year old 92.8 proof (6)

    $549.99 :: 750 ML

    ::

  7. domaine f raveneau valmur chablis grand cru 2015 (3)

    $499.99 :: 750 ML

    62 greenfield ave, ardmore

    610.645.5010 :: premium collection

  8. louis jadot le montrachet 2013 (1)

    $454.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $363.99

    125 w. dekalb pk, king of prussia

    610.768.3102 :: premium collection

  9. domaine louis jadot chambertin clos de beze grand cru 2016 (3)

    $419.99 :: 750 ML

    1112 chestnut st #28, philadelphia

    215.923.1790 :: premium collection

  10. odette cabernet sauvignon stag's leap district reserve 2015 (2)

    $399.99 :: 750 ML

    62 greenfield ave, ardmore

    610.645.5010 :: premium collection

Bottom 10 by price

  1. martell cognac vs 80 proof 50 ml (1)

    $2.49 :: 50 ML

    sale price: $1.99

    330 e waterfront dr, homestead

    412.464.2574 :: premium collection

  2. casamigos tequila blanco 80 proof 50 ml (60)

    $2.99 :: 50 ML

    4721 perkiomen ave, reading

    610.370.5910 :: regular-ass store

  3. vendange cabernet sauvignon 500 ml (4)

    $4.99 :: 500 ML

    sale price: $2.49

    167 7th st, renovo

    570.923.2731 :: regular-ass store

  4. george's lime margarita mix nonalcoholic 1 l (5)

    $5.99 :: 1 L

    sale price: $3.59

    1112 chestnut st #28, philadelphia

    215.923.1790 :: premium collection

  5. flip flop fizzy white sangria 4x250 ml cans (16)

    $5.99 :: 1000 ML

    sale price: $4.79

    4721 perkiomen ave, reading

    610.370.5910 :: regular-ass store

  6. loukatos retsina 1 l (2)

    $6.04 :: 1 L

    3643 california ave, pittsburgh

    412.732.3320 :: regular-ass store

  7. lolailo white sangria (14)

    $6.04 :: 1.5 L

    phoenixville plaza 700 nutt road, suite 710 phoenixville, pa, 19460-

    610.933.5469 :: premium collection

  8. jim beam black straight bourbon extra aged 86 proof 200 ml (4)

    $6.32 :: 200 ML

    515 dock st, schuylkill haven

    570.385.8400 :: regular-ass store

  9. estampa estate carmenere malbec colchagua valley 2013 (2)

    $6.49 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $3.24

    5000 oxford dr, ste 100, bethel park

    412.851.0403 :: premium collection

  10. casa perini macaw merlot (14)

    $6.92 :: 750 ML

    933 paoli pike, west chester

    610.436.1706 :: premium collection

69

above $100

Top 10 discounted $

  1. long shadows vintners collection columbia valley 6x750 ml library set (1)

    $379.99 :: 4.5 L

    sale price: $189.99

    1515 locust st, # 100, philadelphia

    215.545.1112 :: premium collection

  2. louis jadot le montrachet 2013 (1)

    $454.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $363.99

    125 w. dekalb pk, king of prussia

    610.768.3102 :: premium collection

  3. fonterutoli siepi toscana rosso 2015 (1)

    $129.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $64.99

    1940 s christopher columbus blvd, philadelphia

    215.271.1908 :: premium collection

  4. giulio ferrari riserva del fondatore trento extra brut 2005 (4)

    $114.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $57.49

    1275 york rd, lot 12, gettysburg

    717.337.2168 :: regular-ass store

  5. la serena gemini brunello di montalcino riserva 2010 (1)

    $109.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $54.99

    1275 york rd, lot 12, gettysburg

    717.337.2168 :: regular-ass store

  6. catena zapata white bones chardonnay adrianna vineyard mendoza 2013 (2)

    $106.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $53.49

    62 greenfield ave, ardmore

    610.645.5010 :: premium collection

  7. nickel and nickel winery cabernet sauvignon john c sullenger vineyard oakville 2014 (3)

    $99.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $49.99

    2547 e market st, york

    717.751.6884 :: premium collection

  8. kracher weinlaubenhof nummer 2 rosenmuskateller tba kollektion 2011 (3)

    $97.99 :: 375 ML

    sale price: $48.99

    2040 market st, philadelphia

    215.241.1497 :: premium collection

  9. kracher weinlaubenhof nummer 4 welschriesling tba burgenland 2011 (1)

    $92.99 :: 375 ML

    sale price: $46.49

    62 greenfield ave, ardmore

    610.645.5010 :: premium collection

  10. morlet billet doux alexander valley 2010 (17)

    $92.99 :: 375 ML

    sale price: $46.49

    1025 washington pike, bridgeville

    412.914.0810 :: regular-ass store

Top 10 discounted %

  1. giesen the brothers sauvignon blanc marlborough 2016 (12)

    $20.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $10.49

    8705 germantown ave, philadelphia

    215.753.4520 :: premium collection

  2. hermann j wiemer semi dry riesling seneca lake 2015 (1)

    $20.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $10.49

    3845 northern pike, monroeville

    412.380.1308 :: premium collection

  3. franciscan merlot napa valley (1)

    $21.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $10.99

    4934 edgmont ave, brookhaven

    610.872.2405 :: pennsylvania lottery

  4. terra d'oro zinfandel port amador county (1)

    $21.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $10.99

    8705 germantown ave, philadelphia

    215.753.4520 :: premium collection

  5. pascual toso malbec barrancas vineyards mendoza reserva 2014 (12)

    $21.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $10.99

    2161 memorial hwy, ste 101, dallas

    570.675.3318 :: premium collection

  6. concha y toro marques de casa concha pinot noir limari valley 2013 (6)

    $21.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $10.99

    162 eagleview blvd, exton

    610.450.6600 :: premium collection

  7. reynolds wine growers julian reynolds alentejano reserva 2011 (12)

    $21.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $10.99

    3718 easton-nazareth hwy, easton

    610.258.8597 :: premium collection

  8. ardevol anjoli priorat 2013 (1)

    $21.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $10.99

    125 towne centre dr, ste 500, wexford

    724.933.1120 :: premium collection

  9. decoy red blend sonoma county 2015 (8)

    $21.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $10.99

    315 w baltimore ave, media

    610.480.5155 :: premium collection

  10. tablas creek vineyard patelin de tablas rouge paso robles 2014 (5)

    $21.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $10.99

    6560 carlisle pike, ste 350, mechanicsburg

    717.795.6327 :: regular-ass store

$19.99

median price

75 at $19.99

most common price

199

most bottles

weller special reserve straight bourbon 90 proof

$26.99

180 w girard ave, philadelphia :: 215.560.5011

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.