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.

28 September 2020

total boozicorns

stores with boozicorns

top 10 stores

43

whisk(e)y

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

    $799.99 :: 750 ML

    62 greenfield ave, ardmore

    610.645.5010 :: premium collection

  2. orphan barrel whiskey distilling co forager’s keep single malt scotch 26 year old (6)

    $399.99 :: 750 ML

    ::

  3. jack daniel's sinatra select tennessee whiskey 90 proof 1 l (1)

    $169.99 :: 1 L

    624 allegheny river blvd, oakmont

    412.826.6566 :: regular-ass store

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

    $129.99 :: 750 ML

    119 west city ave, bala cynwyd

    610.660.6443 :: premium collection

  5. glen scotia campbeltown single malt scotch whisky 18 year 92 proof (4)

    $119.99 :: 750 ML

    475 ben franklin s, ste 5, indiana

    724.357.4853 :: premium collection

  6. redemption straight bourbon barrel proof 9 year old 110 proof (4)

    $99.99 :: 750 ML

    1112 chestnut st #28, philadelphia

    215.923.1790 :: premium collection

  7. glenmorangie astar highland single malt scotch 105 proof (1)

    $99.99 :: 750 ML

    119 west city ave, bala cynwyd

    610.660.6443 :: premium collection

  8. 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

  9. tullamore dew trilogy irish whiskey 15 year old 80 proof (6)

    $79.99 :: 750 ML

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  10. the macallan amber highland single malt scotch 80 proof (1)

    $79.99 :: 750 ML

    1903 e 3rd st, williamsport

    570.321.6505 :: premium collection

  11. highland park valkyrie single malt scotch 91 proof (2)

    $79.99 :: 750 ML

    1112 chestnut st #28, philadelphia

    215.923.1790 :: premium collection

  12. jameson blenders dog irish whiskey 86 proof (1)

    $71.99 :: 750 ML

    1112 chestnut st #28, philadelphia

    215.923.1790 :: premium collection

  13. jameson distiller's safe irish whiskey 86 proof (2)

    $71.99 :: 750 ML

    821 w lancaster ave, ste 310, wayne

    610.964.5030 :: premium collection

  14. jefferson's reserve straight bourbon 90 proof fwgs exclusive barrel g 428 (7)

    $69.99 :: 750 ML

    2040 market st, philadelphia

    215.241.1497 :: premium collection

  15. jefferson's reserve straight bourbon 90 proof fwgs exclusive barrel g 439 (2)

    $69.99 :: 750 ML

    900 water st, meadville

    814.336.5885 :: regular-ass store

  16. rebel yell single barrel straight bourbon 10 year old 100 proof (1)

    $69.99 :: 750 ML

    3413 fox st, philadelphia

    215.221.1303 :: regular-ass store

  17. 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

  18. knob creek single barrel reserve bourbon 120 proof barrel 9107 (1)

    $49.99 :: 750 ML

    2547 e market st, york

    717.751.6884 :: premium collection

  19. knob creek single barrel select straight bourbon 120 proof fwgs exclusive barrel 9252 (3)

    $49.99 :: 750 ML

    1101 woodland rd, wyomissing

    610.378.4559 :: premium collection

  20. knob creek single barrel straight rye whiskey 115 proof (2)

    $49.99 :: 750 ML

    78 clarion plz, clarion

    814.226.1675 :: regular-ass store

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

    $48.99 :: 750 ML

    1112 chestnut st #28, philadelphia

    215.923.1790 :: premium collection

  22. jefferson's chefs collaboration blended straight whiskey 90 proof (8)

    $44.99 :: 750 ML

    1112 chestnut st #28, philadelphia

    215.923.1790 :: premium collection

  23. basil hayden's caribbean rye whiskey 80 proof (4)

    $44.99 :: 750 ML

    1600 nay aug ave, scranton

    570.963.3152 :: regular-ass store

  24. 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

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

    $42.99 :: 750 ML

    5956 centre ave, ste 201, pittsburgh

    412.204.8002 :: premium collection

  26. woodford reserve straight bourbon 90 proof with a rocks glass (1)

    $37.99 :: 750 ML

    162 eagleview blvd, exton

    610.450.6600 :: premium collection

  27. hidden copper bourbon 90 proof (12)

    $36.99 :: 750 ML

    3060 center valley pkwy, ste 835, center valley

    610.871.4304 :: premium collection

  28. 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

  29. 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

  30. 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

  31. 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

  32. elijah craig straight bourbon small batch 94 proof with ice mold gift set (1)

    $28.99 :: 750 ML

    1112 chestnut st #28, philadelphia

    215.923.1790 :: premium collection

  33. weller special reserve straight bourbon 90 proof (1)

    $26.99 :: 750 ML

    180 w girard ave, philadelphia

    215.560.5011 :: premium collection

  34. dewar's blended scotch whisky caribbean smooth rum cask finish 80 proof (2)

    $26.99 :: 750 ML

    2161 memorial hwy, ste 101, dallas

    570.675.3318 :: premium collection

  35. 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

  36. jack daniel's honey whiskey 70 proof with nba basketball ice mold gift set (1)

    $23.99 :: 750 ML

    123 s easton rd, glenside

    215.517.2989 :: regular-ass store

  37. jack daniel's fire whiskey 70 proof with 2 shot glasses gift set (1)

    $23.99 :: 750 ML

    5035 township line rd, drexel hill

    610.860.9405 :: premium collection

  38. redneck riviera whiskey 80 proof signed by john rich (1)

    $21.99 :: 750 ML

    1112 chestnut st #28, philadelphia

    215.923.1790 :: premium collection

  39. johnnie walker blue label blended scotch 80 proof (1)

    $19.99 :: 50 ML

    330 e waterfront dr, homestead

    412.464.2574 :: premium collection

  40. new liberty white whiskey 80 proof (28)

    $15.92 :: 750 ML

    933 paoli pike, west chester

    610.436.1706 :: premium collection

  41. 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

  42. jim beam red stag hardcore cider whiskey 80 proof (1)

    $12.99 :: 750 ML

    1038 latrobe 30 plz, ste 311, latrobe

    724.520.3203 :: regular-ass store

  43. jim beam black straight bourbon extra aged 86 proof 200 ml (5)

    $6.32 :: 200 ML

    515 dock st, schuylkill haven

    570.385.8400 :: regular-ass store

3

gin

  1. chase distillery williams elegant gin 80 proof 1 l (1)

    $39.99 :: 1 L

    802 shrewsbury commons ave, shrewsbury

    717.759.2639 :: premium collection

  2. rowhouse spirits gin 96 proof (3)

    $27.99 :: 750 ML

    6542-j lower york rd, new hope

    215.862.7801 :: premium collection

  3. 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

3

rum

  1. 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

  2. cachaca ypioca ouro rum 2 year old 80 proof 1l (6)

    $26.99 :: 1 L

    692 downingtown pike, west chester

    610.430.4351 :: premium collection

  3. 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

13

agave

  1. avion 44 tequila extra anejo 80 proof (1)

    $149.99 :: 750 ML

    3735 west chester pk , ste 201, newtown square

    610.325.2360 :: premium collection

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

    $69.99 :: 750 ML

    330 e waterfront dr, homestead

    412.464.2574 :: premium collection

  3. casa noble tequila reposado single barrel 519 80 proof (1)

    $61.99 :: 750 ML

    3415 pleasant valley blvd, ste 82, altoona

    814.943.6520 :: premium collection

  4. 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

  5. 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

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

    $44.99 :: 750 ML

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

    724.598.2001 :: regular-ass store

  7. arta tequila silver 80 proof (5)

    $39.99 :: 750 ML

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

    724.598.2001 :: regular-ass store

  8. jaja tequila reposado 80 proof (3)

    $39.99 :: 750 ML

    1850 park manor blvd, pittsburgh

    412.294.1570 :: premium collection

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. familia camarena tequila silver 80 proof 375 ml (17)

    $9.99 :: 375 ML

    sale price: $7.99

    8156 ogontz ave, wyncote

    215.517.2996 :: regular-ass store

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

    $799.99 :: 750 ML

    62 greenfield ave, ardmore

    610.645.5010 :: premium collection

  4. chateau haut brion pessac leognan 2017 (6)

    $649.99 :: 750 ML

    5956 centre ave, ste 201, pittsburgh

    412.204.8002 :: premium collection

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

    $599.99 :: 750 ML

    62 greenfield ave, ardmore

    610.645.5010 :: premium collection

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

    $599.99 :: 750 ML

    521 beaver st, sewickley

    412.749.4500 :: premium collection

  7. chateau d'yquem sauternes 2016 (6)

    $549.99 :: 750 ML

    922 w lancaster ave, bryn mawr

    610.581.4560 :: premium collection

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

    $499.99 :: 750 ML

    62 greenfield ave, ardmore

    610.645.5010 :: premium collection

  9. louis jadot le montrachet 2013 (1)

    $454.99 :: 750 ML

    125 w. dekalb pk, king of prussia

    610.768.3102 :: premium collection

  10. 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

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. 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

  5. jim beam black straight bourbon extra aged 86 proof 200 ml (5)

    $6.32 :: 200 ML

    515 dock st, schuylkill haven

    570.385.8400 :: regular-ass store

  6. estampa estate carmenere malbec colchagua valley 2013 (3)

    $6.49 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $3.24

    5000 oxford dr, ste 100, bethel park

    412.851.0403 :: premium collection

  7. arbor mist peach chardonnay (4)

    $6.64 :: 1.5 L

    1973 norristown rd, maple glen

    215.591.5238 :: premium collection

  8. casa perini macaw merlot (14)

    $6.92 :: 750 ML

    933 paoli pike, west chester

    610.436.1706 :: premium collection

  9. cuvee jean paul blanc cotes de gascogne 2016 (1)

    $6.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $4.19

    2 village ctr, tunkhannock

    570.836.2366 :: regular-ass store

  10. jim beam 4x50ml gift set (1)

    $6.99 :: 200 ML

    1772 tilden ridge dr, hamburg

    610.562.6586 :: regular-ass store

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above $100

Top 10 discounted $

  1. kracher weinlaubenhof nummer 2 rosenmuskateller tba kollektion 2011 (5)

    $97.99 :: 375 ML

    sale price: $48.99

    2040 market st, philadelphia

    215.241.1497 :: premium collection

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. bodegas ramon bilbao rioja mirto 2008 gift pack (1)

    $69.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $34.99

    3845 northern pike, monroeville

    412.380.1308 :: premium collection

  5. domaine philippe charlopin clos vougeot grand cru 2013 (8)

    $171.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $137.59

    3718 easton-nazareth hwy, easton

    610.258.8597 :: premium collection

  6. ulysses cabernet sauvignon napa valley 2012 (4)

    $149.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $119.99

    132 bldg. c veterans ln, doylestown

    215.340.1427 :: premium collection

  7. liquid farm golden slope chardonnay 2013 (3)

    $57.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $28.99

    8705 germantown ave, philadelphia

    215.753.4520 :: premium collection

  8. innocent bystander mea culpa pinot noir yarra valley 2013 (1)

    $54.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $27.49

    1158 mae st, hummelstown

    717.534.2494 :: premium collection

  9. 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

  10. hourglass blueline estate cabernet sauvignon napa valley 2014 (1)

    $129.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $103.99

    821 w lancaster ave, ste 310, wayne

    610.964.5030 :: premium collection

Top 10 discounted %

  1. franciscan merlot napa valley (1)

    $21.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $10.99

    4934 edgmont ave, brookhaven

    610.872.2405 :: pennsylvania lottery

  2. 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

  3. quivira vineyards 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

  4. subarashii kudamono asian pear sparkling non vintage (1)

    $21.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $10.99

    5035 township line rd, drexel hill

    610.860.9405 :: premium collection

  5. twenty grand apple infused vodka 80 proof (1)

    $21.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $10.99

    5035 township line rd, drexel hill

    610.860.9405 :: premium collection

  6. perusini sauvignon colli orientali del friuli 2015 (1)

    $21.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $10.99

    3845 northern pike, monroeville

    412.380.1308 :: premium collection

  7. big house white 3 l (2)

    $21.99 :: 3 L

    sale price: $10.99

    2223 galloway rd, bensalem

    215.244.6305 :: regular-ass store

  8. eola hills wine cellars sauvignon blanc vin d'or late harvest 2014 (13)

    $22.99 :: 375 ML

    sale price: $11.49

    922 w lancaster ave, bryn mawr

    610.581.4560 :: premium collection

  9. south shore wine company forte of lake chambourcin (5)

    $22.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $11.49

    315 w baltimore ave, media

    610.480.5155 :: premium collection

  10. chehalem three vineyards riesling willamette valley 2014 (2)

    $22.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $11.49

    775 gap newport rd, lot e-1, avondale

    610.268.1696 :: premium collection

$19.99

median price

73 at $14.99

most common price

60

most bottles

casamigos tequila blanco 80 proof 50 ml

$2.99

4721 perkiomen ave, reading :: 610.370.5910

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.