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.

24 April 2019

total boozicorns

stores with boozicorns

top 10 stores

36

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. orphan barrel straight bourbon whiskey rhetoric 24 year 90 proof (1)

    $199.99 :: 750 ML

    17-19 leopard rd, ste d1, d2, d3, paoli

    610.251.8027 :: premium collection

  4. kentucky owl the wiseman's rye kentucky straight rye whiskey 11 year 101.8 proof (3)

    $199.99 :: 750 ML

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

    Phone: :: premium collection

  5. lock stock and barrel straight rye whiskey 16 year 107 proof (1)

    $149.99 :: 750 ML

    62 greenfield ave, ardmore

    610.645.5010 :: premium collection

  6. glen scotia campbeltown single malt scotch whisky 18 year 92 proof (26)

    $119.99 :: 750 ML

    23 marchwood rd, exton

    610.280.3690 :: regular-ass store

  7. woodford reserve master collection smoked cherry malt bourbon 90 proof (6)

    $99.99 :: 750 ML

    922 w lancaster ave, bryn mawr

    610.581.4560 :: premium collection

  8. barrell craft spirits bourbon 15 tennessee bourbon 107 proof (1)

    $89.99 :: 750 ML

    1940 s christopher columbus blvd, philadelphia

    215.271.1908 :: premium collection

  9. four roses single barrel bourbon whisky barrel strength fwgs 18th edition obsv 122 proof (1)

    $89.99 :: 750 ML

    1940 s christopher columbus blvd, philadelphia

    215.271.1908 :: premium collection

  10. jefferson's kentucky straight bourbon groth finish 90 proof (1)

    $89.99 :: 750 ML

    109 blue spruce way, murrysville

    724.519.7336 :: premium collection

  11. highland park scotch whisky dark origins 93 proof (3)

    $79.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $47.99

    333 market st, harrisburg

    717.783.8089 :: regular-ass store

  12. 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

  13. basil hayden's whiskey 10 year 80 proof (1)

    $59.99 :: 750 ML

    1515 locust st, # 100, philadelphia

    215.545.1112 :: premium collection

  14. straight edge bourbon whiskey 84 proof (1)

    $52.99 :: 750 ML

    775 gap newport rd, lot e-1, avondale

    610.268.1696 :: premium collection

  15. ardbeg single malt scotch 10 year old glass gift pack (10)

    $51.99 :: 750 ML

    320 route 315 hwy, ste 130, pittston

    570.654.3093 :: regular-ass store

  16. social still bourbon whiskey 86 proof (5)

    $49.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $29.99

    62 greenfield ave, ardmore

    610.645.5010 :: premium collection

  17. the isle of jura scotch whisky 10 year 86 proof (2)

    $49.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $29.99

    802 shrewsbury commons ave, shrewsbury

    717.759.2639 :: premium collection

  18. liberty pole spirits bourbon whiskey 92 proof (5)

    $48.99 :: 750 ML

    5000 oxford dr, ste 100, bethel park

    412.851.0403 :: premium collection

  19. glenfiddich india pale ale cask single malt scotch 86 proof (2)

    $44.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $26.99

    1112 chestnut st #28, philadelphia

    215.923.1790 :: premium collection

  20. 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

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

    $39.99 :: 750 ML

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

    Phone: :: premium collection

  22. johnnie walker black scotch whisky with 2 glasses 80 proof (1)

    $38.99 :: 750 ML

    922 w lancaster ave, bryn mawr

    610.581.4560 :: premium collection

  23. jameson irish whiskey 80 proof 750 ml with caskmates stout 50 ml and caskmates ipa 50 ml (1)

    $29.99 :: 750 ML

    1602 cochran rd, pittsburgh

    412.306.3916 :: regular-ass store

  24. lexington bourbon whiskey 86 proof (3)

    $27.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $16.79

    11685 bustleton ave, philadelphia

    215.856.6032 :: regular-ass store

  25. 2 gingers irish whiskey 80 proof with glasses (1)

    $24.99 :: 750 ML

    692 downingtown pike, west chester

    610.430.4351 :: premium collection

  26. 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

  27. jim beam kentucky fire flavored whiskey 70 proof (2)

    $21.04 :: 1.75 L

    722 brookline blvd, pittsburgh

    412.306.3913 :: regular-ass store

  28. 1000 stories bourbon barrel aged zinfandel small batch 015 2014 (2)

    $19.99 :: 750 ML

    1158 mae st, hummelstown

    717.534.2494 :: premium collection

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

    $19.92 :: 750 ML

    6542-j lower york rd, new hope

    215.862.7801 :: premium collection

  30. 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

  31. jesse james america's outlaw spiced flavored whiskey 70 proof signed by jesse james dupree (2)

    $17.99 :: 750 ML

    9345 state rte 61, coal township

    570.648.3953 :: regular-ass store

  32. red stag hardcore cider whiskey (9)

    $12.99 :: 750 ML

    1038 latrobe 30 plz, ste 311, latrobe

    724.520.3203 :: regular-ass store

  33. 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

  34. 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

  35. inver house scotch (1)

    $6.99 :: 750 ML

    23 marchwood rd, exton

    610.280.3690 :: regular-ass store

  36. jim beam whiskey candy cane 4x50 ml 80 proof (1)

    $5.99 :: 200 ML

    933 paoli pike, west chester

    610.436.1706 :: premium collection

5

gin

  1. bombay sapphire gin and sapphire east 2 pk (1)

    $44.99 :: 1.5 L

    1101 woodland rd, wyomissing

    610.378.4559 :: premium collection

  2. nolet silver dry gin 95 proof (4)

    $39.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $23.99

    1158 mae st, hummelstown

    717.534.2494 :: premium collection

  3. vikre distillery boreal cedar gin 90 proof (1)

    $34.99 :: 750 ML

    78 clarion plz, clarion

    814.226.1675 :: regular-ass store

  4. cadee distillery intrigue gin 88 proof (1)

    $33.49 :: 750 ML

    3929 washington rd, mcmurray

    724.942.2050 :: regular-ass store

  5. faber gin 80 proof (2)

    $15.99 :: 1 L

    223 s mountain blvd, ste 2, mountaintop

    570.403.7850 :: regular-ass store

5

rum

  1. st. lucia distillers 1931 rum 82nd anniversary edition 86 proof (1)

    $69.99 :: 750 ML

    802 shrewsbury commons ave, shrewsbury

    717.759.2639 :: 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. malibu red rum 70 proof (2)

    $17.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $10.79

    119 west city ave, bala cynwyd

    610.660.6443 :: premium collection

  4. sailor jerry spiced rum with 24 game day cups 92 proof (2)

    $16.99 :: 750 ML

    62 greenfield ave, ardmore

    610.645.5010 :: premium collection

  5. captain morgan black spiced rum 95 rum (1)

    $14.99 :: 750 ML

    23 marchwood rd, exton

    610.280.3690 :: regular-ass store

6

agave

  1. milagro tequila silver select barrel reserve 80 proof (1)

    $54.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $32.99

    1 station cir, narberth

    610.660.6430 :: premium collection

  2. alacran tequila blanco gift box 80 proof (3)

    $45.99 :: 750 ML

    2289 schoenersville rd, bethlehem

    610.861.2095 :: regular-ass store

  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. tanteo jalepeno tequila 80 proof (10)

    $34.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $20.99

    532 s oxford valley rd, fairless hills

    215.547.1127 :: pennsylvania lottery

  5. leticia hermosillo ravelero don cheyo tequila silver 80 proof (5)

    $29.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $14.99

    5956 centre ave, ste 201, pittsburgh

    412.204.8002 :: premium collection

  6. espolon tequila blanco with deadpool flask 80 proof (1)

    $25.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $15.59

    724 south st, philadelphia

    215.560.6900 :: 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 (4)

    $899.99 :: 750 ML

    62 greenfield ave, ardmore

    610.645.5010 :: premium collection

  4. chateau d'yquem sauternes 2010 (1)

    $878.49 :: 750 ML

    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

    521 beaver st, sewickley

    412.749.4500 :: premium collection

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

    $799.99 :: 750 ML

    62 greenfield ave, ardmore

    610.645.5010 :: premium collection

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

    $599.99 :: 750 ML

    62 greenfield ave, ardmore

    610.645.5010 :: premium collection

  8. chateau margaux bordeaux margaux 2014 (3)

    $499.99 :: 750 ML

    62 greenfield ave, ardmore

    610.645.5010 :: premium collection

  9. maison louis jadot le montrachet 2013 (3)

    $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 (5)

    $419.99 :: 750 ML

    1112 chestnut st #28, philadelphia

    215.923.1790 :: premium collection

Bottom 10 by price

  1. 99 black cherries schnapps (5)

    $0.99 :: 50 ML

    2401 vare ave, philadelphia

    215.952.1022 :: regular-ass store

  2. arbor mist blackberry merlot frozen wine cocktail (1)

    $0.99 :: 296 ML

    23 marchwood rd, exton

    610.280.3690 :: regular-ass store

  3. foxhorn merlot california (1)

    $1.99 :: 750 ML

    3929 washington rd, mcmurray

    724.942.2050 :: regular-ass store

  4. christian brothers cream sherry dessert (12)

    $2.49 :: 750 ML

    9345 state rte 61, coal township

    570.648.3953 :: regular-ass store

  5. 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

  6. pravda vodka tasting kit (5)

    $2.99 :: 50 ML

    62 greenfield ave, ardmore

    610.645.5010 :: premium collection

  7. hrm rex goliath pink moscato (1)

    $3.04 :: 500 ML

    2807 s front st, philadelphia

    215.952.1000 :: regular-ass store

  8. hrm rex goliath zinfandel (1)

    $4.54 :: 750 ML

    119 west city ave, bala cynwyd

    610.660.6443 :: premium collection

  9. california roots pinot grigio (12)

    $4.55 :: 750 ML

    1465 w broad st, ste 19, quakertown

    267.371.1450 :: premium collection

  10. california roots chardonnay (36)

    $4.55 :: 750 ML

    10 old clairton rd, pittsburgh

    412.650.8263 :: premium collection

73

above $100

Top 10 discounted $

  1. asura cabernet sauvignon mount veeder 2012 (2)

    $399.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $199.99

    1158 mae st, hummelstown

    717.534.2494 :: premium collection

  2. domaine de courcel pommard 1er cru ruglens 2012 (1)

    $161.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $80.99

    62 greenfield ave, ardmore

    610.645.5010 :: premium collection

  3. behrens family winery labor of love napa valley 2011 (2)

    $129.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $64.99

    1158 mae st, hummelstown

    717.534.2494 :: premium collection

  4. bodegas ondalan rioja crianza 2012 (1)

    $99.99 :: 5 L

    sale price: $49.99

    162 eagleview blvd, exton

    610.450.6600 :: premium collection

  5. morlet billet doux alexander valley 2010 (22)

    $92.99 :: 375 ML

    sale price: $46.49

    1025 washington pike, bridgeville

    412.914.0810 :: regular-ass store

  6. martinelli lolita syrah sonoma county 2006 (4)

    $99.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $59.99

    1515 locust st, # 100, philadelphia

    215.545.1112 :: premium collection

  7. elk cove pinot noir willamette valley reserve 2014 (1)

    $94.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $56.99

    1516 n cedar crest blvd, allentown

    610.530.2123 :: premium collection

  8. andrew will two blondes vineyard red blend yakima valley 2012 (1)

    $74.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $37.49

    933 paoli pike, west chester

    610.436.1706 :: premium collection

  9. 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

  10. jean luc colombo amour de dieu condrieu 2012 (4)

    $68.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $34.49

    431 eisenhower dr, hanover

    717.630.3180 :: premium collection

Top 10 discounted %

  1. purple star cabernet sauvignon petit verdot columbia valley washington 2012 (1)

    $20.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $10.49

    521 beaver st, sewickley

    412.749.4500 :: premium collection

  2. casa lapostolle cabernet sauvignon colchagua valley cuvee alexandre 2013 (1)

    $21.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $10.99

    5035 township line rd, drexel hill

    610.860.9405 :: premium collection

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. domaine de reuilly pinot gris rose 2016 (2)

    $21.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $10.99

    1158 mae st, hummelstown

    717.534.2494 :: premium collection

  7. sobieski estate single rye vodka 80 proof (2)

    $21.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $10.99

    4643 centre ave, pittsburgh

    412.688.1934 :: regular-ass store

  8. hentley farm riesling barossa valley 2015 (6)

    $21.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $10.99

    1751 wilmington pike, glen mills

    484.840.1241 :: premium collection

  9. domaine de bel air pouilly fume savignon blanc 2014 (1)

    $21.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $10.99

    1515 locust st, # 100, philadelphia

    215.545.1112 :: premium collection

  10. yves cuilleron marsanne vin de pays des collines rhodaniennes 2012 (1)

    $21.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $10.99

    8705 germantown ave, philadelphia

    215.753.4520 :: premium collection

$19.99

median price

88 at $19.99

most common price

73

most bottles

seven daughters rose can nv 250 ml

$4.99

1 station cir, narberth :: 610.660.6430

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.