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 May 2019

total boozicorns

stores with boozicorns

top 10 stores

34

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

    $238.99 :: 750 ML

    2401 vare ave, philadelphia

    215.952.1022 :: regular-ass store

  4. the dalmore cigar malt reserve highland single malt scotch whisky 88 proof (1)

    $159.99 :: 750 ML

    32 s 2nd st, philadelphia

    215.560.7060 :: regular-ass store

  5. 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

  6. woodford reserve master collection smoked cherry malt bourbon 90 proof (1)

    $99.99 :: 750 ML

    1682 n atherton st, state college

    814.863.6525 :: premium collection

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

    $89.99 :: 750 ML

    62 greenfield ave, ardmore

    610.645.5010 :: premium collection

  8. highland park scotch whisky dark origins 93 proof (1)

    $79.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $47.99

    1602 cochran rd, pittsburgh

    412.306.3916 :: regular-ass store

  9. 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

  10. 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

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

    $59.99 :: 750 ML

    1515 locust st, # 100, philadelphia

    215.545.1112 :: premium collection

  12. social still bourbon whiskey 86 proof (5)

    $49.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $29.99

    62 greenfield ave, ardmore

    610.645.5010 :: premium collection

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

    $49.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $29.99

    1682 n atherton st, state college

    814.863.6525 :: premium collection

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

    $48.99 :: 750 ML

    5000 oxford dr, ste 100, bethel park

    412.851.0403 :: premium collection

  15. 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

  16. glenmorangie single malt scotch highland 10 year old 80 proof with 2 glasses (1)

    $44.99 :: 750 ML

    11685 bustleton ave, philadelphia

    215.856.6032 :: regular-ass store

  17. glenmorangie single malt scotch with three 50ml bottles (1)

    $44.99 :: 750 ML

    635 heacock rd, yardley

    215.493.3182 :: one-stop shoppe

  18. laphroaig islay single malt scotch whisky select 80 proof (1)

    $42.99 :: 750 ML

    15 west germantown pike east norriton, pa, 19401-

    610.270.1127 :: premium collection

  19. 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

  20. evan williams single barrel bourbon (7)

    $30.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $18.59

    1 station cir, narberth

    610.660.6430 :: premium collection

  21. lexington bourbon whiskey 86 proof (2)

    $27.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $16.79

    209 w lancaster ave, wayne

    610.964.6720 :: regular-ass store

  22. 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

  23. johnnie walker blended scotch whisky select casks rye cask finish 10 year 92 proof (2)

    $26.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $13.49

    3250 n broad st, philadelphia

    215.228.1872 :: regular-ass store

  24. 2 gingers irish whiskey 80 proof with glasses (1)

    $24.99 :: 750 ML

    692 downingtown pike, west chester

    610.430.4351 :: premium collection

  25. 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

  26. bushmills red bush irish whiskey 80 proof (1)

    $19.99 :: 750 ML

    109 blue spruce way, murrysville

    724.519.7336 :: premium collection

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

    $19.92 :: 750 ML

    6542-j lower york rd, new hope

    215.862.7801 :: premium collection

  28. 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

  29. 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

  30. 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

  31. red stag hardcore cider whiskey (9)

    $12.99 :: 750 ML

    1038 latrobe 30 plz, ste 311, latrobe

    724.520.3203 :: regular-ass store

  32. 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

  33. 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

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

    $5.99 :: 200 ML

    933 paoli pike, west chester

    610.436.1706 :: premium collection

2

gin

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

    $34.99 :: 750 ML

    78 clarion plz, clarion

    814.226.1675 :: regular-ass store

  2. faber gin 80 proof (2)

    $15.99 :: 1 L

    223 s mountain blvd, ste 2, mountaintop

    570.403.7850 :: regular-ass store

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. santa teresa 1796 rum solera 80 proof (1)

    $44.99 :: 750 ML

    62 greenfield ave, ardmore

    610.645.5010 :: premium collection

  3. 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

  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 (8)

    $17.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $10.79

    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

3

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. 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

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

    $21.99 :: 750 ML

    209 w lancaster ave, wayne

    610.964.6720 :: 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

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

    $799.99 :: 6 L

    180 w girard ave, philadelphia

    215.560.5011 :: premium collection

  7. chateau margaux margaux 2016 (12)

    $799.99 :: 750 ML

    62 greenfield ave, ardmore

    610.645.5010 :: premium collection

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

    $799.99 :: 750 ML

    62 greenfield ave, ardmore

    610.645.5010 :: 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 (5)

    $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 (73)

    $4.99 :: 250 ML

    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. white mule farms spodee white wine (1)

    $5.44 :: 500 ML

    821 w lancaster ave, ste 310, wayne

    610.964.5030 :: premium collection

  7. avia chardonnay (1)

    $5.99 :: 1.5 L

    62 greenfield ave, ardmore

    610.645.5010 :: premium collection

  8. chateau laboure roi pinot noir vin de pays d'oc (1)

    $5.99 :: 750 ML

    512 n antrim way, greencastle

    717.597.3515 :: 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. jim beam whiskey candy cane 4x50 ml 80 proof (1)

    $5.99 :: 200 ML

    933 paoli pike, west chester

    610.436.1706 :: premium collection

76

above $100

Top 10 discounted $

  1. asura cabernet sauvignon mount veeder 2012 (2)

    $399.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $199.99

    shoppes at belmont 1565 fruitville pk lancaster, pa, 17601-

    717.299.7661 :: 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. 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

  4. kracher weinlaubenhof 6 grd cuvee burgenland austria trockenbeeren auslese op 11 (1)

    $101.99 :: 375 ML

    sale price: $50.99

    8705 germantown ave, philadelphia

    215.753.4520 :: premium collection

  5. martinelli lolita syrah sonoma county 2006 (4)

    $99.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $49.99

    1515 locust st, # 100, philadelphia

    215.545.1112 :: 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 (22)

    $92.99 :: 375 ML

    sale price: $46.49

    1025 washington pike, bridgeville

    412.914.0810 :: regular-ass store

  8. leeuwin art series chardonnay margaret river estate 2013 (1)

    $77.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $38.99

    8865 norwin ave, north huntingdon

    724.861.4010 :: premium collection

  9. 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

  10. red car pinot noir sonoma estate 2013 (2)

    $69.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $34.99

    974 freeport rd, pittsburgh

    412.784.5800 :: 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. kozlovic malvasia croatia 2014 (1)

    $20.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $10.49

    431 eisenhower dr, hanover

    717.630.3180 :: premium collection

  4. 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

  5. louis blanc cotes de brouilly 2012 (3)

    $21.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $10.99

    775 gap newport rd, lot e-1, avondale

    610.268.1696 :: premium collection

  6. lapostolle cuvee alexandre carmenere colchagua valley 2013 (1)

    $21.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $10.99

    20111 rte 19, cranberry twp

    724.776.0300 :: premium collection

  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. perez cruz carmenere estate limited edition maipo alto 2013 (3)

    $21.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $10.99

    6560 carlisle pike, ste 350, mechanicsburg

    717.795.6327 :: regular-ass store

  9. 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

  10. chateau musar jeune rouge 2013 (2)

    $21.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $10.99

    6560 carlisle pike, ste 350, mechanicsburg

    717.795.6327 :: regular-ass store

$19.99

median price

71 at $19.99

most common price

80

most bottles

mouku sauvignon blanc marlborough 2016

$11.99

5.99

222 northern blvd, ste c, clarks summit :: 570.586.0341

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.