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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.

27 August 2016

total boozicorns

stores with boozicorns

top 10 stores

19

whisk(e)y

  1. orphan barrel bourbon rhetoric 22 year old 90 proof (1)

    $109.99 :: 750 ML

    401 franklin mills cir, philadelphia

    215.281.2080 :: premium collection

  2. yellow stone kentucky straight bourbon 2015 edition 7 year old 105 proof (2)

    $104.99 :: 750 ML

    2503 mickley ave, whitehall

    610.437.2697 :: premium collection

  3. antiquary scotch whisky 21 year old 86 proof (8)

    $87.99 :: 750 ML

    5990 university blvd, coraopolis

    412.269.2607 :: regular-ass store

  4. the glenlivet nadurra scotch 16 year old (1)

    $69.99 :: 750 ML

    118 n flowers mill rd, langhorne

    215.752.6523 :: regular-ass store

  5. gentleman jack whiskey with shaker (1)

    $59.99 :: 1.75 L

    7146 ridge ave, philadelphia

    215.482.2394 :: regular-ass store

  6. ardbeg scotch exploration pack (1)

    $51.99 :: 850 ML

    1935 fairmount ave, philadelphia

    215.560.6915 :: regular-ass store

  7. jack daniel's whiskey single barrel with bottle stopper (1)

    $46.99 :: 750 ML

    724 south st, philadelphia

    215.560.6900 :: regular-ass store

  8. rough rider double casked bourbon 90 proof (4)

    $37.99 :: 750 ML

    5956 centre ave, ste 201, pittsburgh

    412.204.8002 :: premium collection

  9. hudson new york corn whiskey (1)

    $30.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $28.99

    2401 vare ave, philadelphia

    215.952.1022 :: regular-ass store

  10. black button distilling bespoke bourbon cream new york 30 proof (1)

    $29.99 :: 750 ML

    1115 main st, warrington

    215.798.1180 :: premium collection

  11. antiquary scotch whisky 12 year old 80 proof (16)

    $29.99 :: 750 ML

    5990 university blvd, coraopolis

    412.269.2607 :: regular-ass store

  12. wild turkey 101 bourbon gift set (1)

    $23.99 :: 750 ML

    5 n 12th st, philadelphia

    215.560.7054 :: regular-ass store

  13. jack daniel's tennessee honey whiskey with flask (4)

    $23.99 :: 750 ML

    141 n railroad st, tamaqua

    570.952.3370 :: regular-ass store

  14. bernheim original wheat whiskey (3)

    $19.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $17.99

    hamlin shopping ctr, hamlin

    570.689.5680 :: regular-ass store

  15. bird dog bourbon 80 proof with 4 50 ml (1)

    $17.99 :: 950 ML

    1935 fairmount ave, philadelphia

    215.560.6915 :: regular-ass store

  16. robert mondavi private selection cabernet sauvignon aged in bourbon barrels (1)

    $14.99 :: 750 ML

    109 blue spruce way, murrysville

    724.519.7336 :: premium collection

  17. catdaddy carolina moonshine spice whiskey (1)

    $14.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $12.99

    362 s 2nd st, mcconnellsburg

    717.485.4624 :: regular-ass store

  18. junior johnson's midnight moon cranberry whiskey (1)

    $14.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $8.99

    1502 w chester pike, west chester

    610.436.1714 :: regular-ass store

  19. j and b rare scotch (5)

    $1.99 :: 50 ML

    sale price: $0.99

    15 west st, galeton

    814.435.5017 :: regular-ass store

7

gin

  1. hennessy cognac vs ryan mcginness artist label 2015 2 bottle pack (3)

    $149.99 :: 1.5 L

    2429 south st, philadelphia

    215.731.2080 :: regular-ass store

  2. buil i gine pleret priorat 2004 (3)

    $59.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $44.99

    1516 n cedar crest blvd, allentown

    610.530.2123 :: premium collection

  3. distillery number 209 artisan gin 92 proof (2)

    $34.99 :: 750 ML

    1751 wilmington pike, glen mills

    484.840.1241 :: premium collection

  4. buil i gine gine priorat 2008 (3)

    $19.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $13.99

    431 eisenhower dr, hanover

    717.630.3180 :: premium collection

  5. pinnacle gin 80 proof (16)

    $6.99 :: 375 ML

    sale price: $4.99

    125 towne centre dr, ste 500, wexford

    724.933.1120 :: premium collection

  6. burnett's dry gin (1)

    $6.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $4.99

    1446 point breeze ave, philadelphia

    215.952.1032 :: regular-ass store

  7. tanqueray imported dry gin (1)

    $5.99 :: 200 ML

    sale price: $3.99

    35 briar creek rd, berwick

    570.759.4500 :: regular-ass store

12

rum

  1. berry's own selection rum fiji 9 year old 92 proof (4)

    $89.99 :: 750 ML

    2429 south st, philadelphia

    215.731.2080 :: regular-ass store

  2. neisson agricole blanc martinique rum (3)

    $30.99 :: 1 L

    sale price: $28.99

    2501 w 12th st, erie

    814.835.7045 :: premium collection

  3. jav's rum 7 year old mexico 80 proof (5)

    $27.99 :: 750 ML

    2136 wilkes-barre township market pl, wilkes-barre

    570.824.1485 :: regular-ass store

  4. caliche rum puerto rican 80 proof (2)

    $21.99 :: 750 ML

    202 hollidaysburg plz, duncansville

    814.696.6030 :: regular-ass store

  5. cuca fresca organic silver cachaca rum brazil 80 proof (1)

    $19.99 :: 750 ML

    1940 s christopher columbus blvd, philadelphia

    215.271.1908 :: premium collection

  6. appleton estate rum vx with ice cube trays (9)

    $18.99 :: 750 ML

    821 w lancaster ave, ste 310, wayne

    610.964.5030 :: premium collection

  7. blackheart spiced rum 93 proof with shot glasses (1)

    $14.99 :: 750 ML

    1970 new holland rd, kenhorst

    610.621.1786 :: one-stop shoppe

  8. calico jack tropical rum (1)

    $12.99 :: 1.75 L

    sale price: $10.99

    1970 new holland rd, kenhorst

    610.621.1786 :: one-stop shoppe

  9. cruzan strawberry rum (4)

    $8.99 :: 750 ML

    162 eagleview blvd, exton

    610.450.6600 :: premium collection

  10. captain morgan parrot bay mango rum (12)

    $8.99 :: 750 ML

    404 huntingdon pike, rockledge

    215.214.4060 :: regular-ass store

  11. calico jack chocolate coconut rum (1)

    $7.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $5.99

    35 briar creek rd, berwick

    570.759.4500 :: regular-ass store

  12. don q gold rum (3)

    $7.99 :: 750 ML

    1275 york rd, lot 12, gettysburg

    717.337.2168 :: regular-ass store

5

agave

  1. gran patron piedra tequila extra anejo 4 year old 80 proof (1)

    $399.99 :: 750 ML

    180 w girard ave, philadelphia

    215.560.5011 :: premium collection

  2. las joyas seleccion artenom de 1580 blanco tequila 80 proof (2)

    $49.99 :: 750 ML

    32 s 2nd st, philadelphia

    215.560.7060 :: regular-ass store

  3. patron xo cafe and silver tequila with glass (1)

    $36.99 :: 750 ML

    4721 perkiomen ave, reading

    610.370.5910 :: regular-ass store

  4. kah tequila gift pack 3 50 ml (1)

    $27.99 :: 150 ML

    1101 woodland rd, wyomissing

    610.378.4559 :: premium collection

  5. siembra azul blanco tequila (2)

    $23.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $19.99

    23 marchwood rd, exton

    610.280.3690 :: regular-ass store

Top 10 by price

  1. chateau le pin 2010 (3)

    $3199.99 :: 750 ML

    62 greenfield ave, ardmore

    610.645.5010 :: premium collection

  2. chateau ausone 2003 (11)

    $2999.99 :: 750 ML

    62 greenfield ave, ardmore

    610.645.5010 :: premium collection

  3. armand de brignac ace of spades gold brut 3lt (1)

    $1999.99 :: 3 L

    5956 centre ave, ste 201, pittsburgh

    412.204.8002 :: premium collection

  4. pol roger sir winston churchill brut cuvee 1999 (1)

    $1799.99 :: 3 L

    62 greenfield ave, ardmore

    610.645.5010 :: premium collection

  5. chateau margaux 2009 (7)

    $1427.99 :: 750 ML

    62 greenfield ave, ardmore

    610.645.5010 :: premium collection

  6. bollinger r d extra brut champagne jero 2000 (1)

    $1199.99 :: 3 L

    62 greenfield ave, ardmore

    610.645.5010 :: premium collection

  7. chateau cheval blanc saint emilion 2006 (2)

    $1001.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $749.99

    558 centerville rd, ste d, lancaster

    717.898.5944 :: premium collection

  8. dominio de pingus ribera del duero 2009 (1)

    $999.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $932.99

    62 greenfield ave, ardmore

    610.645.5010 :: premium collection

  9. catena zapata malbec agrentino mendoza 2009 (1)

    $899.99 :: 6 L

    521 beaver st, sewickley

    412.749.4500 :: premium collection

  10. nicholas catena zapata malbec mendoza 2010 (1)

    $899.99 :: 6 L

    521 beaver st, sewickley

    412.749.4500 :: premium collection

Bottom 10 by price

  1. firefly sweet tea vodka 70 proof (1)

    $0.99 :: 50 ML

    20 liberty blvd, malvern

    610.251.2860 :: regular-ass store

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

    $0.99 :: 296 ML

    sale price: $0.49

    23 marchwood rd, exton

    610.280.3690 :: regular-ass store

  3. j and b rare scotch (5)

    $1.99 :: 50 ML

    sale price: $0.99

    15 west st, galeton

    814.435.5017 :: regular-ass store

  4. ole smoky hunch punch tennessee moonshine 80 proof (1)

    $2.99 :: 50 ML

    355 lincoln hwy, north versailles

    412.829.3143 :: regular-ass store

  5. taylor cream sherry dessert (1)

    $3.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $1.99

    2717 n american st, philadelphia

    215.560.4405 :: regular-ass store

  6. robertson natural sweet rose wine (1)

    $3.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $2.99

    141 n railroad st, tamaqua

    570.952.3370 :: regular-ass store

  7. bandit merlot (2)

    $3.99 :: 500 ML

    sale price: $1.99

    129 s main st, ste 400, lewistown

    717.242.5031 :: regular-ass store

  8. handcraft artisan collection inspiration white california 2012 (1)

    $4.99 :: 750 ML

    119 west city ave, bala cynwyd

    610.660.6443 :: premium collection

  9. new mix spicy mango margarita ready to drink four 12oz cans (1)

    $4.99 :: 1.42 L

    sale price: $2.99

    7161 ogontz ave, philadelphia

    215.276.6380 :: regular-ass store

  10. valley of the moon zinfandel sonoma county 2006 (1)

    $5.99 :: 750 ML

    1115 main st, warrington

    215.798.1180 :: premium collection

159

above $100

Top 10 discounted $

  1. chateau cheval blanc saint emilion 2006 (2)

    $1001.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $749.99

    558 centerville rd, ste d, lancaster

    717.898.5944 :: premium collection

  2. chateau mouton rothschild 2005 (3)

    $805.49 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $649.99

    558 centerville rd, ste d, lancaster

    717.898.5944 :: premium collection

  3. domaine follin arbelet romanee st vivant 2005 (3)

    $626.99 :: 1.5 L

    sale price: $475.99

    1218 chestnut st, philadelphia

    215.560.4380 :: premium collection

  4. terriccio lupicaia 2004 (1)

    $468.99 :: 3 L

    sale price: $344.99

    974 freeport rd, pittsburgh

    412.784.5800 :: premium collection

  5. chateau pavie saint emilion 2006 (3)

    $332.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $240.99

    1218 chestnut st, philadelphia

    215.560.4380 :: premium collection

  6. lucien le moine les hauts doix chambolle musigny 2006 (2)

    $171.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $89.99

    558 centerville rd, ste d, lancaster

    717.898.5944 :: premium collection

  7. e guigal ex voto rouge ermitage 2005 (9)

    $341.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $259.99

    558 centerville rd, ste d, lancaster

    717.898.5944 :: premium collection

  8. drouhin montrachet 2005, marquis de laguiche05 (1)

    $478.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $399.99

    558 centerville rd, ste d, lancaster

    717.898.5944 :: premium collection

  9. louis jadot batard montrachet 2007 (4)

    $273.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $199.99

    5956 centre ave, ste 201, pittsburgh

    412.204.8002 :: premium collection

  10. lucien le moine clos de la roche grand cru 2006 (3)

    $171.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $99.99

    558 centerville rd, ste d, lancaster

    717.898.5944 :: premium collection

Top 10 discounted %

  1. domaine joseph drouhin vaudesir chablis grand cru 2006 (1)

    $79.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $29.99

    320 smithfield st, pittsburgh

    412.565.7689 :: premium collection

  2. monteverro tinata 2009 (2)

    $59.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $29.99

    222 northern blvd, ste c, clarks summit

    570.586.0341 :: premium collection

  3. lucien le moine les hauts doix chambolle musigny 2006 (2)

    $171.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $89.99

    558 centerville rd, ste d, lancaster

    717.898.5944 :: premium collection

  4. r dumont rose wine non vintage (1)

    $35.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $18.99

    5070 jonestown rd, harrisburg

    717.671.0435 :: premium collection

  5. lucien le moine clos de la roche grand cru 2006 (3)

    $171.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $99.99

    558 centerville rd, ste d, lancaster

    717.898.5944 :: premium collection

  6. cave de rasteau vin doux naturel 2007 (2)

    $21.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $12.99

    1101 woodland rd, wyomissing

    610.378.4559 :: premium collection

  7. perusini ribolla gialla colli orientali del friuli doc 2011 (1)

    $21.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $12.99

    20111 rte 19, cranberry twp

    724.776.0300 :: premium collection

  8. belvedere vodka spectre 80 proof (1)

    $44.99 :: 1.75 L

    sale price: $26.99

    3045 n 5th street hwy, unit 3, reading

    610.921.4222 :: regular-ass store

  9. bellefont chardonnay napa valley 2010 (6)

    $22.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $13.99

    119 west city ave, bala cynwyd

    610.660.6443 :: premium collection

  10. perry creek winery altitude 2401 petite sirah el dorado 2008 (1)

    $22.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $13.99

    125 w. dekalb pk, king of prussia

    610.768.3102 :: premium collection

$24.99

median price

78 at $12.99

most common price

157

most bottles

weingut winter riesling trocken 2014 liter

$17.99

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