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.

18 September 2019

total boozicorns

stores with boozicorns

top 10 stores

48

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. 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

  3. 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

  4. oban single malt scotch distiller's edition 18 year old year round carton (6)

    $224.99 :: 750 ML

    1158 mae st, hummelstown

    717.534.2494 :: premium collection

  5. orphan barrel straight bourbon whiskey rhetoric 24 year 90 proof (6)

    $199.99 :: 750 ML

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

    Phone: :: premium collection

  6. kentucky owl the wiseman's rye kentucky straight rye whiskey 11 year 101.8 proof (2)

    $199.99 :: 750 ML

    984 dekalb pike, suite 300 blue bell, pa, 19422-

    Phone: :: premium collection

  7. glenmorangie signet highland single malt scotch whisky 92 proof (1)

    $199.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $189.99

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

    215.396.3802 :: premium collection

  8. springbank single malt scotch campbeltown 18 year old 92 proof (6)

    $169.99 :: 750 ML

    1247 airport rd, allentown

    610.821.6210 :: regular-ass store

  9. wild turkey kentucky straight bourbon master's keep 17 year 86 proof (1)

    $149.99 :: 750 ML

    2136 wilkes-barre township market pl, wilkes-barre

    570.824.1485 :: regular-ass store

  10. wild turkey master's keep revival kentucky straight bourbon whiskey 104 proof (1)

    $149.99 :: 750 ML

    850 s valley forge rd, lansdale

    215.361.4206 :: premium collection

  11. woodford reserve bourbon masters collection oat grain 90 proof (1)

    $129.99 :: 750 ML

    431 eisenhower dr, hanover

    717.630.3180 :: premium collection

  12. jefferson's ocean aged at sea kentucky straight bourbon whiskey cask strength voyage 10 112 proof (1)

    $124.99 :: 750 ML

    821 w lancaster ave, ste 310, wayne

    610.964.5030 :: premium collection

  13. glen scotia campbeltown single malt scotch whisky 18 year 92 proof (21)

    $119.99 :: 750 ML

    23 marchwood rd, exton

    610.280.3690 :: regular-ass store

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

    $109.99 :: 750 ML

    1112 chestnut st #28, philadelphia

    215.923.1790 :: premium collection

  15. limestone branch yellowstone select straight bourbon whiskey limited edition 2018 101 proof (2)

    $99.99 :: 750 ML

    mcintyre square 3080 mcintyre square dr pittsburgh, pa, 15237-

    412.364.2188 :: premium collection

  16. four roses single barrel barrel strength bourbon fwgs 19th edition oesq 116 proof (4)

    $89.99 :: 750 ML

    987 wayne ave, chambersburg

    717.504.4000 :: premium collection

  17. whistlepig single barrel rye whiskey fwgs barrel 4202 10 year 117 proof (1)

    $89.99 :: 750 ML

    3413 fox st, philadelphia

    215.221.1303 :: regular-ass store

  18. dad's hat straight rye whiskey single barrel cask strength barrel no 2 fwgs 124 proof (1)

    $79.99 :: 750 ML

    775 gap newport rd, lot e-1, avondale

    610.268.1696 :: premium collection

  19. laphroaig cairdeas islay single malt scotch whisky quarter cask cask strength 114 proof (2)

    $79.99 :: 750 ML

    1903 e 3rd st, williamsport

    570.321.6505 :: premium collection

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

    $69.99 :: 750 ML

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

    215.396.3802 :: premium collection

  21. smooth ambler bourbon single barrel select 13 year old 105 proof (1)

    $64.99 :: 750 ML

    1112 chestnut st #28, philadelphia

    215.923.1790 :: premium collection

  22. blanton's single barrel bourbon 93 proof (18)

    $59.99 :: 750 ML

    339 fifth ave pittsburgh, pa, 15222-

    412.281.3725 :: premium collection

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

    $59.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $29.99

    127 west lancaster avenue wayne, pa, 19087-

    610.688.6154 :: premium collection

  24. henry mckenna bourbon whiskey single barrel bottled in bond 10 year 100 proof (1)

    $49.99 :: 750 ML

    8705 germantown ave, philadelphia

    215.753.4520 :: premium collection

  25. social still freakshow straight bourbon whiskey 84 proof (1)

    $49.99 :: 750 ML

    125 w. dekalb pk, king of prussia

    610.768.3102 :: premium collection

  26. glenfiddich fire and cane scotch whisky 86 proof (1)

    $49.99 :: 750 ML

    1112 chestnut st #28, philadelphia

    215.923.1790 :: premium collection

  27. liberty pole spirits bourbon whiskey 92 proof (8)

    $48.99 :: 750 ML

    5000 oxford dr, ste 100, bethel park

    412.851.0403 :: premium collection

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

    $48.99 :: 750 ML

    1112 chestnut st #28, philadelphia

    215.923.1790 :: premium collection

  29. kinsey whiskey cask strength 7 year 115 proof (1)

    $39.99 :: 375 ML

    sale price: $19.99

    1839 east ridge pk , ste 50 royersford, pa, 19468-

    610.454.7890 :: premium collection

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

    $37.99 :: 750 ML

    162 eagleview blvd, exton

    610.450.6600 :: premium collection

  31. jameson whiskey trilogy pack 1 caskmates ipa edition 1 original 1 caskmates stout edition 3x200 ml 80 proof (1)

    $29.99 :: 600 ML

    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

    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. rebel yell american whiskey 90 proof (4)

    $27.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $13.99

    132 bldg. c veterans ln, doylestown

    215.340.1427 :: premium collection

  35. jack daniel's tennessee fire whiskey with 2 shot glasses 70 proof (1)

    $25.99 :: 750 ML

    128 s 69th st, upper darby

    610.853.9023 :: regular-ass store

  36. 2 gingers irish whiskey 80 proof with glasses (1)

    $24.99 :: 750 ML

    692 downingtown pike, west chester

    610.430.4351 :: premium collection

  37. junior johnson's midnight moon strawberry moonshine whiskey 100 proof (1)

    $21.99 :: 750 ML

    534 w broad st, hazleton

    570.454.7930 :: regular-ass store

  38. four roses kentucky straight bourbon whiskey 80 proof with flask (2)

    $20.99 :: 750 ML

    1 station cir, narberth

    610.660.6430 :: premium collection

  39. beach bonfire cinnamon whiskey 70 proof signed by jake owen (1)

    $19.99 :: 750 ML

    3300 lehigh st, allentown

    610.791.6071 :: regular-ass store

  40. 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

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

    $17.99 :: 150 ML

    1112 chestnut st #28, philadelphia

    215.923.1790 :: premium collection

  42. teacher's highland cream blended scotch whisky (1)

    $16.99 :: 1 L

    sale price: $12.99

    62 greenfield ave, ardmore

    610.645.5010 :: premium collection

  43. evan williams fire cinnamon whiskey 70 proof (1)

    $15.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $7.99

    2115 n 22nd st, philadelphia

    215.978.2536 :: regular-ass store

  44. 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

  45. red stag hardcore cider whiskey (7)

    $12.99 :: 750 ML

    1038 latrobe 30 plz, ste 311, latrobe

    724.520.3203 :: regular-ass store

  46. 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

  47. 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

  48. jim beam apple flavored whiskey 70 proof (1)

    $0.99 :: 50 ML

    sale price: $0.49

    3045 n 5th street hwy, unit 3, reading

    610.921.4222 :: regular-ass store

4

gin

  1. koval dry gin 94 proof (6)

    $44.99 :: 750 ML

    106 w harford st, milford

    570.296.7021 :: regular-ass store

  2. chase distillery williams elegant gin 80 proof 1l (3)

    $39.99 :: 1 L

    6301 grayson rd, ste a118, harrisburg

    717.558.6494 :: regular-ass store

  3. faber gin 80 proof (2)

    $15.99 :: 1 L

    223 s mountain blvd, ste 2, mountaintop

    570.403.7850 :: regular-ass store

  4. 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

3

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. stonewall rum pennsylvania 84 proof (1)

    $24.99 :: 750 ML

    6542-j lower york rd, new hope

    215.862.7801 :: premium collection

  3. captain morgan apple smash rum 60 proof (1)

    $17.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $10.79

    1973 norristown rd, maple glen

    215.591.5238 :: premium collection

8

agave

  1. patron extra anejo tequila 5 anos edicion limitada 80 proof (3)

    $199.99 :: 750 ML

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

    Phone: :: premium collection

  2. jose cuervo reserva de la familia tequila 80 proof (2)

    $149.99 :: 750 ML

    8865 norwin ave, north huntingdon

    724.861.4010 :: premium collection

  3. 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

  4. el mayor tequila anejo barrel select g67 80 proof (2)

    $39.99 :: 750 ML

    4721 perkiomen ave, reading

    610.370.5910 :: regular-ass store

  5. agave underground anejo tequila (6)

    $36.04 :: 750 ML

    922 w lancaster ave, bryn mawr

    610.581.4560 :: premium collection

  6. agave underground reposado tequila (1)

    $27.04 :: 750 ML

    11685 bustleton ave, philadelphia

    215.856.6032 :: regular-ass store

  7. el jimador tequila silver with glass 80 proof (2)

    $21.99 :: 750 ML

    127 west lancaster avenue wayne, pa, 19087-

    610.688.6154 :: premium collection

  8. el jimador tequila reposado with glass gift set 80 proof (8)

    $21.99 :: 750 ML

    127 west lancaster avenue wayne, pa, 19087-

    610.688.6154 :: premium collection

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 cheval blanc saint emilion grand cru 2015 (2)

    $899.99 :: 750 ML

    62 greenfield ave, ardmore

    610.645.5010 :: premium collection

  3. chateau d'yquem sauternes 2010 (1)

    $878.49 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $702.79

    62 greenfield ave, ardmore

    610.645.5010 :: premium collection

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

    $849.99 :: 1.5 L

    sale price: $679.99

    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. 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

  7. chateau margaux bordeaux margaux 2014 (1)

    $499.99 :: 750 ML

    62 greenfield ave, ardmore

    610.645.5010 :: premium collection

  8. 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

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

    $499.99 :: 750 ML

    62 greenfield ave, ardmore

    610.645.5010 :: premium collection

  10. maison louis jadot le montrachet 2013 (2)

    $454.99 :: 750 ML

    125 w. dekalb pk, king of prussia

    610.768.3102 :: premium collection

Bottom 10 by price

  1. jim beam apple flavored whiskey 70 proof (1)

    $0.99 :: 50 ML

    sale price: $0.49

    3045 n 5th street hwy, unit 3, reading

    610.921.4222 :: regular-ass store

  2. 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

  3. pravda vodka tasting kit (4)

    $2.99 :: 50 ML

    62 greenfield ave, ardmore

    610.645.5010 :: premium collection

  4. bota box merlot (1)

    $3.34 :: 500 ML

    9 gold star plz, shenandoah

    570.462.5500 :: regular-ass store

  5. pennsylvania dutch egg nog 30 proof (1)

    $3.99 :: 200 ML

    330 e waterfront dr, homestead

    412.464.2574 :: premium collection

  6. hrm rex goliath zinfandel (1)

    $4.54 :: 750 ML

    119 west city ave, bala cynwyd

    610.660.6443 :: premium collection

  7. naked grape pinot noir (3)

    $5.44 :: 750 ML

    167 7th st, renovo

    570.923.2731 :: regular-ass store

  8. pacific coast cider hard apple cider (3)

    $5.44 :: 651 ML

    1991 sproul rd, spc 37, broomall

    610.325.5248 :: premium collection

  9. stolichnaya premium vodka 80 proof (8)

    $5.99 :: 200 ML

    sale price: $2.99

    223 grove city rd, slippery rock

    724.794.3111 :: regular-ass store

  10. pravda vodka counter display gift box (2)

    $5.99 :: 200 ML

    215 lancaster ave, malvern

    610.644.0497 :: regular-ass store

77

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

    $849.99 :: 1.5 L

    sale price: $679.99

    5956 centre ave, ste 201, pittsburgh

    412.204.8002 :: premium collection

  3. courvoisier cognac xo 80 proof (1)

    $149.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $74.99

    534 w broad st, hazleton

    570.454.7930 :: regular-ass store

  4. paul hobbs cabernet sauvignon napa valley beckstoffer to kalon vineyard 2012 (1)

    $366.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $293.59

    125 towne centre dr, ste 500, wexford

    724.933.1120 :: premium collection

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

    $94.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $47.49

    880 town center dr, york

    717.767.4514 :: 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. cardinale napa valley 2013 (3)

    $229.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $183.99

    132 bldg. c veterans ln, doylestown

    215.340.1427 :: premium collection

  9. allegrini la poja corvina veronese 2010 (4)

    $86.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $43.49

    880 town center dr, york

    717.767.4514 :: premium collection

  10. rocca family vineyards cabernet sauvignon grigsby vineyard yountville napa valley 2012 (1)

    $84.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $42.49

    974 freeport rd, pittsburgh

    412.784.5800 :: premium collection

Top 10 discounted %

  1. la bellanotte pinot bianco friuli 2011 (1)

    $20.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $10.49

    162 eagleview blvd, exton

    610.450.6600 :: premium collection

  2. arrowood chardonnay sonoma county 2014 (3)

    $21.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $10.99

    850 s valley forge rd, lansdale

    215.361.4206 :: premium collection

  3. clendenen family vineyards pip chardonnay santa maria 2013 (5)

    $21.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $10.99

    5035 township line rd, drexel hill

    610.860.9405 :: premium collection

  4. flora springs family select chardonnay napa valley 2014 (2)

    $21.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $10.99

    3412 w lake rd, erie

    814.833.9068 :: regular-ass store

  5. 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

  6. 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. 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

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

    $21.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $10.99

    1602 cochran rd, pittsburgh

    412.306.3916 :: regular-ass store

  9. georges duboeuf chateau de st amour 2015 (11)

    $21.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $10.99

    1515 locust st, # 100, philadelphia

    215.545.1112 :: premium collection

  10. 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

$18.99

median price

75 at $14.99

most common price

90

most bottles

gd vajra clare jc nebbiolo piedmont 2018

$19.99

5956 centre ave, ste 201, pittsburgh :: 412.204.8002

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.