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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.

18 July 2019

total boozicorns

stores with boozicorns

top 10 stores

49

whisk(e)y

  1. the macallan m decanter scotch 90 proof (1)

    $5999.99 :: 750 ML

    1516 n cedar crest blvd, allentown

    610.530.2123 :: premium collection

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

    $799.99 :: 750 ML

    62 greenfield ave, ardmore

    610.645.5010 :: premium collection

  3. the macallan highland single malt scotch whisky fine oak 21 year 86 proof (1)

    $499.99 :: 750 ML

    1903 e 3rd st, williamsport

    570.321.6505 :: premium collection

  4. johnnie walker blue scotch 80 proof with 2 glasses in refrigerator box (2)

    $238.99 :: 750 ML

    2401 vare ave, philadelphia

    215.952.1022 :: regular-ass store

  5. kentucky owl the wiseman's rye kentucky straight rye whiskey 11 year 101.8 proof (1)

    $199.99 :: 750 ML

    106 w harford st, milford

    570.296.7021 :: regular-ass store

  6. black maple hill bourbon 95 proof (1)

    $149.99 :: 750 ML

    1515 locust st, # 100, philadelphia

    215.545.1112 :: premium collection

  7. red spot irish whiskey 92 proof (5)

    $129.99 :: 750 ML

    127 west lancaster avenue wayne, pa, 19087-

    610.688.6154 :: premium collection

  8. tobermory single malt scotch whisky 15 year 92 proof (1)

    $129.99 :: 750 ML

    5000 oxford dr, ste 100, bethel park

    412.851.0403 :: premium collection

  9. glen scotia campbeltown single malt scotch whisky 18 year 92 proof (24)

    $119.99 :: 750 ML

    23 marchwood rd, exton

    610.280.3690 :: regular-ass store

  10. ardbeg grooves islay single malt scotch whisky 92 proof (1)

    $109.99 :: 750 ML

    1112 chestnut st #28, philadelphia

    215.923.1790 :: premium collection

  11. whistlepig single barrel rye whiskey fwgs barrel 4577 10 year 117 proof (6)

    $89.99 :: 750 ML

    3725 capital city mall dr camp hill, pa, 17011-

    Phone: :: regular-ass store

  12. laphroaig cairdeas islay single malt scotch whisky quarter cask cask strength 114 proof (1)

    $79.99 :: 750 ML

    6560 carlisle pike, ste 350, mechanicsburg

    717.795.6327 :: regular-ass store

  13. jefferson reserve kentucky straight bourbon whiskey fwgs barrel g 438 750 ml (1)

    $69.99 :: 750 ML

    lincoln square 1403 washington avenue philadelphia, pa, 19146-

    215.218.4700 :: regular-ass store

  14. jefferson reserve kentucky straight bourbon whiskey fwgs barrel g 433 750 ml (6)

    $69.99 :: 750 ML

    addisville commons 890 2nd street pike, unit 894 richboro, pa, 18954-

    215.396.3802 :: premium collection

  15. jack daniel's whiskey single barrel personal collection barrel proof 94 proof (2)

    $66.99 :: 750 ML

    1824 murray ave, pittsburgh

    412.420.2000 :: regular-ass store

  16. dewar's blended scotch whisky founders reserve 18 year 80 proof (1)

    $64.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $59.99

    3415 pleasant valley blvd, ste 82, altoona

    814.943.6520 :: premium collection

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

    $59.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $29.99

    1036 lititz pike, lititz

    717.625.7080 :: premium collection

  18. douglas laing's big peat small batch islay blended malt scotch whisky 107 proof (1)

    $59.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $29.99

    935 old york rd, jenkintown

    215.517.2993 :: premium collection

  19. social still bourbon whiskey 86 proof (2)

    $49.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $24.99

    62 greenfield ave, ardmore

    610.645.5010 :: premium collection

  20. glenfiddich fire and cane scotch whisky 86 proof (13)

    $49.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $24.99

    5249 library rd, bethel park

    412.851.0411 :: pennsylvania lottery

  21. liberty pole spirits bourbon whiskey 92 proof (1)

    $48.99 :: 750 ML

    5000 oxford dr, ste 100, bethel park

    412.851.0403 :: premium collection

  22. jack daniel's single barrel select tennessee whiskey with snifter 94 proof (1)

    $48.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $39.19

    301 n lewis rd, ste 170, royersford

    610.792.2080 :: regular-ass store

  23. koval millet whiskey single barrel cask 1882 fwgs 80 proof (3)

    $48.99 :: 750 ML

    1112 chestnut st #28, philadelphia

    215.923.1790 :: premium collection

  24. glenmorangie original highland single malt scotch whisky with 2x50 ml 80 proof (3)

    $44.99 :: 850 ML

    sale price: $22.49

    3760 market st, camp hill

    717.731.7142 :: regular-ass store

  25. dry fly distillery wheat whiskey washington 80 proof (1)

    $42.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $21.49

    821 w lancaster ave, ste 310, wayne

    610.964.5030 :: premium collection

  26. michter's unblended american whiskey 83 proof (1)

    $41.99 :: 750 ML

    1772 tilden ridge dr, hamburg

    610.562.6586 :: regular-ass store

  27. henry mckenna bourbon whiskey single barrel bottled in bond 10 year 100 proof (2)

    $39.99 :: 750 ML

    4721 perkiomen ave, reading

    610.370.5910 :: regular-ass store

  28. dewar's blended scotch whisky 15 year 80 proof (2)

    $39.99 :: 750 ML

    281 s spring garden st, carlisle

    717.249.8159 :: premium collection

  29. woodford reserve bourbon with 1 glass 90 proof (1)

    $37.99 :: 750 ML

    162 eagleview blvd, exton

    610.450.6600 :: premium collection

  30. e h taylor kentucky straight bourbon whiskey small batch 100 proof (1)

    $35.99 :: 750 ML

    8865 norwin ave, north huntingdon

    724.861.4010 :: premium collection

  31. jameson whiskey trilogy pack 1 caskmates 1 original 1 black barrel 3x200 ml 80 proof (1)

    $29.99 :: 600 ML

    sale price: $14.99

    7702 city ave, philadelphia

    215.452.5300 :: regular-ass store

  32. glenmorangie highland single malt scotch whisky pioneering collection 4x100 ml 86 proof (1)

    $29.99 :: 400 ML

    sale price: $14.99

    379 s main st, wilkes-barre

    570.826.5492 :: regular-ass store

  33. jack daniel's red dog saloon tennessee whiskey 125th anniversary 86 proof (2)

    $27.99 :: 750 ML

    222 northern blvd, ste c, clarks summit

    570.586.0341 :: premium collection

  34. 2 gingers irish whiskey 80 proof with glasses (1)

    $24.99 :: 750 ML

    692 downingtown pike, west chester

    610.430.4351 :: premium collection

  35. junior johnson's midnight moon strawberry moonshine whiskey 100 proof (2)

    $21.99 :: 750 ML

    534 w broad st, hazleton

    570.454.7930 :: regular-ass store

  36. beach island coconut whiskey 52 proof signed by jake owen (1)

    $19.99 :: 750 ML

    310 n. 10th st., ste. 200, lewisburg

    570.523.9160 :: premium collection

  37. the federalist bourbon barrel aged zinfandel mendocino 2016 (11)

    $19.99 :: 750 ML

    1115 main st, warrington

    215.798.1180 :: premium collection

  38. new liberty unaged white whiskey 115 proof (4)

    $19.92 :: 750 ML

    6542-j lower york rd, new hope

    215.862.7801 :: premium collection

  39. stave and steel cabernet sauvignon california bourbon barrel aged (4)

    $18.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $15.19

    132 bldg. c veterans ln, doylestown

    215.340.1427 :: premium collection

  40. western honey pepper whiskey 60 proof (1)

    $18.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $9.49

    1772 tilden ridge dr, hamburg

    610.562.6586 :: regular-ass store

  41. jim beam straight bourbon whiskey 4 year old with three 50ml bottles (1)

    $17.99 :: 750 ML

    2401 vare ave, philadelphia

    215.952.1022 :: regular-ass store

  42. glenfiddich single malt scotch whisky trio 12 year 15 year and 18 year old (2)

    $17.99 :: 150 ML

    sale price: $8.99

    1112 chestnut st #28, philadelphia

    215.923.1790 :: premium collection

  43. 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

  44. teacher's highland cream blended scotch whisky (5)

    $16.99 :: 1 L

    sale price: $12.99

    1 station cir, narberth

    610.660.6430 :: premium collection

  45. evan williams peach kentucky straight bourbon whiskey 70 proof (1)

    $14.99 :: 750 ML

    135 w chelten ave, philadelphia

    215.842.4759 :: regular-ass store

  46. ye old buck shack cabernet sauvignon bourbon barrel aged lake county 2016 (1)

    $13.99 :: 750 ML

    1101 woodland rd, wyomissing

    610.378.4559 :: premium collection

  47. red stag hardcore cider whiskey (8)

    $12.99 :: 750 ML

    1038 latrobe 30 plz, ste 311, latrobe

    724.520.3203 :: regular-ass store

  48. bird dog bourbon with 4x100 ml gift pack 80 proof (1)

    $11.99 :: 400 ML

    1067 n front st, philipsburg

    814.342.8153 :: regular-ass store

  49. johnnie walker red scotch whisky 80 proof (2)

    $8.99 :: 200 ML

    sale price: $4.49

    62 greenfield ave, ardmore

    610.645.5010 :: premium collection

3

gin

  1. junipero gin 99 proof (3)

    $29.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $14.99

    775 gap newport rd, lot e-1, avondale

    610.268.1696 :: premium collection

  2. faber gin 80 proof (2)

    $15.99 :: 1 L

    223 s mountain blvd, ste 2, mountaintop

    570.403.7850 :: regular-ass store

  3. seagram's pineapple twisted gin 70 proof (2)

    $13.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $6.99

    74 welwood ave, ste 103, hawley

    570.226.6348 :: premium collection

6

rum

  1. dictador xo insolent solera system rum 80 proof (1)

    $97.99 :: 750 ML

    2040 market st, philadelphia

    215.241.1497 :: premium collection

  2. ron del barrilito 3 stars puerto rican rum 86 proof (2)

    $33.99 :: 750 ML

    3060 center valley pkwy, ste 835, center valley

    610.871.4304 :: premium collection

  3. plantation rum original dark pineapple stiggins fancy 80 proof (1)

    $32.99 :: 750 ML

    180 w girard ave, philadelphia

    215.560.5011 :: premium collection

  4. stonewall rum pennsylvania 84 proof (1)

    $24.99 :: 750 ML

    6542-j lower york rd, new hope

    215.862.7801 :: premium collection

  5. malibu red rum 70 proof (1)

    $17.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $8.99

    62 greenfield ave, ardmore

    610.645.5010 :: premium collection

  6. malibu island spiced rum 60 proof (1)

    $11.99 :: 750 ML

    3718 easton-nazareth hwy, easton

    610.258.8597 :: premium collection

1

agave

  1. el mayor anejo tequila barrel select m20 fwgs edition 1 80 proof (6)

    $39.99 :: 750 ML

    3045 n 5th street hwy, unit 3, reading

    610.921.4222 :: regular-ass store

Top 10 by price

  1. the macallan m decanter scotch 90 proof (1)

    $5999.99 :: 750 ML

    1516 n cedar crest blvd, allentown

    610.530.2123 :: premium collection

  2. chateau mouton rothschild 2010 (3)

    $1474.99 :: 750 ML

    62 greenfield ave, ardmore

    610.645.5010 :: premium collection

  3. chateau cheval blanc saint emilion grand cru 2015 (2)

    $899.99 :: 750 ML

    62 greenfield ave, ardmore

    610.645.5010 :: premium collection

  4. chateau d'yquem sauternes 2010 (1)

    $878.49 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $702.79

    62 greenfield ave, ardmore

    610.645.5010 :: premium collection

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

    $849.99 :: 1.5 L

    5956 centre ave, ste 201, pittsburgh

    412.204.8002 :: premium collection

  6. veuve clicquot brut yellow label champagne nv 6lt (1)

    $799.99 :: 6 L

    sale price: $639.99

    180 w girard ave, philadelphia

    215.560.5011 :: premium collection

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

    $799.99 :: 750 ML

    62 greenfield ave, ardmore

    610.645.5010 :: premium collection

  8. domaine coche dury meursault blanc 2016 (2)

    $699.99 :: 750 ML

    922 w lancaster ave, bryn mawr

    610.581.4560 :: premium collection

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

    $599.99 :: 750 ML

    62 greenfield ave, ardmore

    610.645.5010 :: premium collection

  10. domaine armand rousseau clos de la roche grand cru 2015 (1)

    $599.99 :: 750 ML

    2161 memorial hwy, ste 101, dallas

    570.675.3318 :: premium collection

Bottom 10 by price

  1. daily's thick and spicy bloody mary cocktail mix non alcohol (1)

    $2.74 :: 1 L

    6301 grayson rd, ste a118, harrisburg

    717.558.6494 :: regular-ass store

  2. pravda vodka tasting kit (4)

    $2.99 :: 50 ML

    62 greenfield ave, ardmore

    610.645.5010 :: premium collection

  3. hrm rex goliath zinfandel (1)

    $4.54 :: 750 ML

    119 west city ave, bala cynwyd

    610.660.6443 :: premium collection

  4. seven daughters rose can nv 250 ml (60)

    $4.99 :: 250 ML

    sale price: $3.99

    1 station cir, narberth

    610.660.6430 :: premium collection

  5. cavit riesling 4 187 ml (1)

    $5.44 :: 748 ML

    178 buckaroo ln, bellefonte

    814.355.2395 :: regular-ass store

  6. pacific coast cider hard apple cider (3)

    $5.44 :: 651 ML

    1991 sproul rd, spc 37, broomall

    610.325.5248 :: premium collection

  7. avia chardonnay (1)

    $5.99 :: 1.5 L

    62 greenfield ave, ardmore

    610.645.5010 :: premium collection

  8. stolichnaya premium vodka 80 proof (19)

    $5.99 :: 200 ML

    sale price: $2.99

    223 grove city rd, slippery rock

    724.794.3111 :: regular-ass store

  9. yellow plus blue equals green malbec san juan (3)

    $5.99 :: 1 L

    2040 market st, philadelphia

    215.241.1497 :: premium collection

  10. fetzer merlot eagle peak california (5)

    $6.04 :: 750 ML

    46 w ridge st, lansford

    570.645.3636 :: regular-ass store

81

above $100

Top 10 discounted $

  1. chateau d'yquem sauternes 2010 (1)

    $878.49 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $702.79

    62 greenfield ave, ardmore

    610.645.5010 :: premium collection

  2. veuve clicquot brut yellow label champagne nv 6lt (1)

    $799.99 :: 6 L

    sale price: $639.99

    180 w girard ave, philadelphia

    215.560.5011 :: premium collection

  3. louis jadot chambertin 2014 (1)

    $299.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $239.99

    62 greenfield ave, ardmore

    610.645.5010 :: premium collection

  4. kracher weinlaubenhof burgenland muskat ottonel trcknbr auslese nummer 9 2011 (1)

    $113.99 :: 375 ML

    sale price: $56.99

    1440 bethlehem pike, flourtown

    215.753.2454 :: premium collection

  5. fisher vineyards coach insignia cabernet sauvignon napa valley 2012 (1)

    $94.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $47.49

    2547 e market st, york

    717.751.6884 :: premium collection

  6. kracher weinlaubenhof 4 welschriesling austria trockenbeeren auslese op 2011 (1)

    $92.99 :: 375 ML

    sale price: $46.49

    62 greenfield ave, ardmore

    610.645.5010 :: premium collection

  7. morlet billet doux alexander valley 2010 (21)

    $92.99 :: 375 ML

    sale price: $46.49

    1025 washington pike, bridgeville

    412.914.0810 :: regular-ass store

  8. chateau lassegue st emilion grand cru 2010 (1)

    $89.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $44.99

    558 centerville rd, ste d, lancaster

    717.898.5944 :: premium collection

  9. domaine dujac gevrey chambertin aux combottes 1er cru 2013 (3)

    $217.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $174.39

    1112 chestnut st #28, philadelphia

    215.923.1790 :: premium collection

  10. allegrini la poja corvina veronese 2010 (5)

    $86.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $43.49

    880 town center dr, york

    717.767.4514 :: premium collection

Top 10 discounted %

  1. claar cellars syrah columbia valley 2011 (2)

    $20.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $10.49

    850 s valley forge rd, lansdale

    215.361.4206 :: premium collection

  2. la bellanotte pinot bianco friuli 2011 (1)

    $20.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $10.49

    162 eagleview blvd, exton

    610.450.6600 :: premium collection

  3. louis blanc cotes de brouilly 2012 (1)

    $21.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $10.99

    775 gap newport rd, lot e-1, avondale

    610.268.1696 :: premium collection

  4. marques de casa concha carmenere rapel 2013 (6)

    $21.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $10.99

    821 w lancaster ave, ste 310, wayne

    610.964.5030 :: premium collection

  5. 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

  6. lapostolle cuvee syrah colchagua valley alexandre san josede 2013 (2)

    $21.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $10.99

    2560 macarthur rd whitehall, pa, 18052-

    610.432.2338 :: premium collection

  7. catherine et pierre breton bourgueil trinch loire 2012 (1)

    $21.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $10.99

    3845 northern pike, monroeville

    412.380.1308 :: premium collection

  8. quivira rose dry creek valley 2015 (1)

    $21.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $10.99

    1465 w broad st, ste 19, quakertown

    267.371.1450 :: premium collection

  9. clement et florian berthier rose sancerre 2016 (12)

    $21.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $10.99

    62 greenfield ave, ardmore

    610.645.5010 :: premium collection

  10. matanzas creek sauvignon blanc sonoma county 2015 (3)

    $21.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $10.99

    1940 s christopher columbus blvd, philadelphia

    215.271.1908 :: premium collection

$18.99

median price

76 at $14.99

most common price

66

most bottles

shuchmann pirosmani kakheti 2016

$11.99

11685 bustleton ave, philadelphia :: 215.856.6032

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.