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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.

21 October 2019

total boozicorns

stores with boozicorns

top 10 stores

38

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. orphan barrel whiskey distilling co. forager’s keep single malt scotch 26 year old (1)

    $399.99 :: 750 ML

    1130 perry hwy, pittsburgh

    412.364.1936 :: premium collection

  3. 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

  4. orphan barrel straight bourbon whiskey rhetoric 25 year 91 proof (1)

    $149.99 :: 750 ML

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

    Phone: :: premium collection

  5. 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

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

    $109.99 :: 750 ML

    1112 chestnut st #28, philadelphia

    215.923.1790 :: premium collection

  7. lagavulin distillery islay single malt scotch whisky the distillers edition 86 proof (1)

    $99.99 :: 750 ML

    922 w lancaster ave, bryn mawr

    610.581.4560 :: premium collection

  8. four roses fwgs 27th edition barrel strength single barrel kentucky straight bourbon whiskey obsv (1)

    $89.99 :: 750 ML

    230 w hamilton ave, state college

    814.863.6519 :: regular-ass store

  9. 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

  10. tomatin highland single malt scotch whisky 18 year 92 proof (1)

    $89.99 :: 750 ML

    4706 william flynn hwy, ste 8, allison park

    412.492.5100 :: regular-ass store

  11. garrison brothers texas straight bourbon whiskey 94 proof (1)

    $84.99 :: 750 ML

    1112 chestnut st #28, philadelphia

    215.923.1790 :: premium collection

  12. 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

  13. dad's hat straight rye whiskey single barrel cask strength barrel fwgs 125 proof (1)

    $69.99 :: 750 ML

    775 gap newport rd, lot e-1, avondale

    610.268.1696 :: premium collection

  14. 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

  15. glenfiddich project xx scotch whisky 94 proof (1)

    $59.99 :: 750 ML

    1112 chestnut st #28, philadelphia

    215.923.1790 :: premium collection

  16. glenfiddich project xx scotch whisky 94 proof (1)

    $59.99 :: 750 ML

    1112 chestnut st #28, philadelphia

    215.923.1790 :: premium collection

  17. bib and tucker bourbon 6 year 92 proof (1)

    $54.99 :: 750 ML

    109 s conestoga dr, shippensburg

    717.530.0252 :: regular-ass store

  18. liberty pole spirits bourbon whiskey 92 proof (3)

    $48.99 :: 750 ML

    5000 oxford dr, ste 100, bethel park

    412.851.0403 :: premium collection

  19. 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

  20. woodford straight bourbon whiskey reserve personal selection 90 proof 1l (5)

    $46.99 :: 1 L

    935 old york rd, jenkintown

    215.517.2993 :: premium collection

  21. dad's hat honey cask finished rye whiskey pennsylvania 90 proof (3)

    $43.99 :: 750 ML

    2040 market st, philadelphia

    215.241.1497 :: premium collection

  22. brothership irish american whiskey 10 year old 90 proof (18)

    $39.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $23.99

    275 main st, exton

    610.363.2168 :: premium collection

  23. e h taylor kentucky straight bourbon whiskey small batch 100 proof (2)

    $35.99 :: 750 ML

    275 main st, exton

    610.363.2168 :: premium collection

  24. 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

  25. rebel yell american whiskey 90 proof (1)

    $27.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $13.99

    132 bldg. c veterans ln, doylestown

    215.340.1427 :: premium collection

  26. jack daniel's tennessee honey whiskey with nba basketball ice mold (8)

    $25.99 :: 750 ML

    123 s easton rd, glenside

    215.517.2989 :: regular-ass store

  27. 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

  28. rebel yell kentucky straight bourbon 80 proof root beer whiskey 70 proof and ginger whiskey 70 proof holiday variety 3 pack (1)

    $24.99 :: 1125 ML

    4906-4908 baltimore ave, philadelphia

    215.726.4046 :: regular-ass store

  29. 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

  30. tomatin scotch 12yr 15yr 18yr 3 50 ml (6)

    $19.99 :: 150 ML

    724 south st, philadelphia

    215.560.6900 :: regular-ass store

  31. glenfiddich single malt scotch whisky trio 12 year 15 year and 18 year old (1)

    $17.99 :: 150 ML

    1112 chestnut st #28, philadelphia

    215.923.1790 :: premium collection

  32. 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

  33. 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

  34. 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

  35. red stag hardcore cider whiskey (7)

    $12.99 :: 750 ML

    1038 latrobe 30 plz, ste 311, latrobe

    724.520.3203 :: regular-ass store

  36. 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

  37. 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

  38. 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

3

gin

  1. barr hill gin tom cat barrel aged gin and raw honey gift set 90 proof (4)

    $49.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $29.99

    119 west city ave, bala cynwyd

    610.660.6443 :: premium collection

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

    $39.99 :: 1 L

    802 shrewsbury commons ave, shrewsbury

    717.759.2639 :: premium collection

  3. death's door gin wisconsin 94 proof (1)

    $29.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $14.99

    74 welwood ave, ste 103, hawley

    570.226.6348 :: premium collection

4

rum

  1. diplomatico reserva rum exclusiva 12 year 80 proof (1)

    $39.99 :: 750 ML

    922 w lancaster ave, bryn mawr

    610.581.4560 :: premium collection

  2. zaya rum with glasses 80 proof (4)

    $32.99 :: 750 ML

    821 w lancaster ave, ste 310, wayne

    610.964.5030 :: premium collection

  3. calico jack cherry rum (12)

    $11.99 :: 750 ML

    850 sans souci pkwy, wilkes-barre

    570.820.4858 :: regular-ass store

  4. bacardi oakheart spiced rum 70 proof (18)

    $5.49 :: 200 ML

    sale price: $2.74

    404 huntingdon pike, rockledge

    215.214.4060 :: regular-ass store

12

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

    5600 rte 8, gibsonia

    724.444.1150 :: regular-ass store

  3. milagro tequila reposado select barrel reserve 80 proof (3)

    $59.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $29.99

    2350 lincoln hwy e, ste 550, lancaster

    717.397.7955 :: pennsylvania lottery

  4. patron barrel select tequila anejo fwgs edition 1 80 proof (6)

    $54.99 :: 750 ML

    1112 chestnut st #28, philadelphia

    215.923.1790 :: premium collection

  5. 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

  6. jaja tequila reposado 80 proof (91)

    $39.99 :: 750 ML

    1850 park manor blvd, pittsburgh

    412.294.1570 :: premium collection

  7. el mayor reposado tequila barrel select no3 fwgs edition 1 (1)

    $34.99 :: 750 ML

    1682 n atherton st, state college

    814.863.6525 :: premium collection

  8. jaja tequila blanco 80 proof (66)

    $34.99 :: 750 ML

    1850 park manor blvd, pittsburgh

    412.294.1570 :: premium collection

  9. peligroso tequila silver 80 proof (1)

    $29.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $14.99

    1515 locust st, # 100, philadelphia

    215.545.1112 :: premium collection

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. patron tequila anejo reposado silver rainbow pack 80 proof 3x50 ml (1)

    $19.99 :: 150 ML

    3101 w girard ave, unit b, philadelphia

    215.978.2124 :: 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 d'yquem sauternes 2016 (1)

    $999.99 :: 1500 ML

    1602 cochran rd, pittsburgh

    412.306.3916 :: regular-ass store

  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

    sale price: $679.99

    5956 centre ave, ste 201, pittsburgh

    412.204.8002 :: premium collection

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

    $599.99 :: 750 ML

    62 greenfield ave, ardmore

    610.645.5010 :: premium collection

  7. chateau margaux bordeaux margaux 2014 (1)

    $499.99 :: 750 ML

    62 greenfield ave, ardmore

    610.645.5010 :: premium collection

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

    $499.99 :: 750 ML

    62 greenfield ave, ardmore

    610.645.5010 :: premium collection

  9. maison louis jadot le montrachet 2013 (2)

    $454.99 :: 750 ML

    125 w. dekalb pk, king of prussia

    610.768.3102 :: premium collection

  10. domaine louis jadot gevrey chambertin grand cru chambertin clos de beze 2016 (4)

    $419.99 :: 750 ML

    1112 chestnut st #28, philadelphia

    215.923.1790 :: 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. hrm rex goliath chardonnay california 500 ml (4)

    $4.99 :: 500 ML

    222 northern blvd, ste c, clarks summit

    570.586.0341 :: premium collection

  3. naked grape pinot noir (3)

    $5.44 :: 750 ML

    167 7th st, renovo

    570.923.2731 :: regular-ass store

  4. pacific coast cider hard apple cider (1)

    $5.44 :: 651 ML

    1991 sproul rd, spc 37, broomall

    610.325.5248 :: premium collection

  5. kentucky pete's just apple cider 4-355ml (1)

    $5.44 :: 1420 ML

    2800 robinson blvd, pittsburgh

    412.473.4204 :: regular-ass store

  6. jacquin's flavored vodka 6x50 ml variety pack 80 proof (2)

    $5.49 :: 50 ML

    3045 n 5th street hwy, unit 3, reading

    610.921.4222 :: regular-ass store

  7. bacardi oakheart spiced rum 70 proof (18)

    $5.49 :: 200 ML

    sale price: $2.74

    404 huntingdon pike, rockledge

    215.214.4060 :: regular-ass store

  8. stolichnaya premium vodka 80 proof (6)

    $5.99 :: 200 ML

    sale price: $2.99

    223 grove city rd, slippery rock

    724.794.3111 :: regular-ass store

  9. lolailo white sangria (14)

    $6.04 :: 1.5 L

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

    610.933.5469 :: premium collection

  10. 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

67

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. grand marnier cuvee du centenaire liqueur 80 proof (2)

    $179.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $89.99

    125 towne centre dr, ste 500, wexford

    724.933.1120 :: premium collection

  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. 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

  6. 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

  7. quintessa rutherford 2013 (1)

    $199.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $159.99

    160 market st #6, collegeville

    610.489.4582 :: premium collection

  8. vietti barbera d'alba vigna vecchia scarrone 2013 (1)

    $198.49 :: 1.5 L

    sale price: $158.79

    1112 chestnut st #28, philadelphia

    215.923.1790 :: premium collection

  9. concha y toro don melchor cabernet sauvignon chile 2011 (1)

    $197.99 :: 1.5 L

    sale price: $158.39

    3060 center valley pkwy, ste 835, center valley

    610.871.4304 :: premium collection

  10. concha y toro don melchor cabernet sauvignon 2012 (1)

    $197.99 :: 1.5 L

    sale price: $158.39

    3845 northern pike, monroeville

    412.380.1308 :: 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. 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

  4. cambria benchbreak chardonnay santa maria valley 2014 (1)

    $21.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $10.99

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

    570.523.9160 :: premium collection

  5. clendenen family vineyards pip chardonnay santa maria 2013 (4)

    $21.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $10.99

    5035 township line rd, drexel hill

    610.860.9405 :: premium collection

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

$19.99

median price

86 at $19.99

most common price

91

most bottles

jaja tequila reposado 80 proof

$39.99

1850 park manor blvd, pittsburgh :: 412.294.1570

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.