The site's logo: A unicorn with a wine bottle for a horn. Pretty great.

Every day across Pennsylvania, as much as 15 percent of the 14,000 alcohol-related products the commonwealth's Liquor Control Board sells in its 600 monopoly retail stores are available in only one of them. That can be 2,000 products, for one reason or another, for sale in just one place for 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.

26 October 2020

total boozicorns

stores with boozicorns

top 10 stores

47

whisk(e)y

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

    $799.99 :: 750 ML

    62 greenfield ave, ardmore

    610.645.5010 :: premium collection

  2. ardbeg twenty something single malt scotch 22 year old 92.8 proof (6)

    $549.99 :: 750 ML

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  3. highland park the light single malt scotch whisky 17 year 105 proof (3)

    $299.99 :: 750 ML

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  4. jack daniel's sinatra select tennessee whiskey 90 proof 1 l (1)

    $169.99 :: 1 L

    624 allegheny river blvd, oakmont

    412.826.6566 :: regular-ass store

  5. knob creek straight bourbon 100 proof 2001 limited edition (1)

    $139.99 :: 750 ML

    1112 chestnut st #28, philadelphia

    215.923.1790 :: premium collection

  6. knob creek 25th anniversary limited edition single barrel straight bourbon 100 proof (1)

    $129.99 :: 750 ML

    119 west city ave, bala cynwyd

    610.660.6443 :: premium collection

  7. wild turkey jimmy russell diamond anniversary release straight bourbon 13 year old 91 proof (1)

    $124.99 :: 750 ML

    222 northern blvd, ste c, clarks summit

    570.586.0341 :: premium collection

  8. bookers little book the road home blended straight whiskey 123 proof (3)

    $124.99 :: 750 ML

    922 w lancaster ave, bryn mawr

    610.581.4560 :: premium collection

  9. glen scotia campbeltown single malt scotch whisky 18 year 92 proof (4)

    $119.99 :: 750 ML

    475 ben franklin s, ste 5, indiana

    724.357.4853 :: premium collection

  10. jefferson's wood experiment collection straight bourbon 92 proof 5x200 ml (2)

    $99.99 :: 1 L

    62 greenfield ave, ardmore

    610.645.5010 :: premium collection

  11. limestone branch distillery yellowstone kentucky straight bourbon whisky limited edition 2019 9 year old 101 proof (1)

    $99.99 :: 750 ML

    1112 chestnut st #28, philadelphia

    215.923.1790 :: premium collection

  12. redemption straight bourbon barrel proof 9 year old 110 proof (3)

    $99.99 :: 750 ML

    1112 chestnut st #28, philadelphia

    215.923.1790 :: premium collection

  13. glenmorangie astar highland single malt scotch 105 proof (1)

    $99.99 :: 750 ML

    119 west city ave, bala cynwyd

    610.660.6443 :: premium collection

  14. widow jane straight bourbon 12 year old 99 proof (1)

    $84.99 :: 750 ML

    605 main st, forest city

    570.785.5305 :: regular-ass store

  15. laphroaig cairdeas islay single malt scotch fino cask 2018 104 proof (1)

    $79.99 :: 750 ML

    1824 murray ave, pittsburgh

    412.420.2000 :: regular-ass store

  16. highland park valkyrie single malt scotch 91 proof (2)

    $79.99 :: 750 ML

    1112 chestnut st #28, philadelphia

    215.923.1790 :: premium collection

  17. jameson distiller's safe irish whiskey 86 proof (2)

    $71.99 :: 750 ML

    821 w lancaster ave, ste 310, wayne

    610.964.5030 :: premium collection

  18. jefferson's reserve straight bourbon 90 proof fwgs exclusive barrel g 428 (3)

    $69.99 :: 750 ML

    2040 market st, philadelphia

    215.241.1497 :: premium collection

  19. wild turkey kentucky spirit single barrel straight bourbon 101 proof fwgs exclusive (31)

    $64.99 :: 750 ML

    125 w. dekalb pk, king of prussia

    610.768.3102 :: premium collection

  20. glenfiddich single malt scotch 80 proof 3x200 ml library set (2)

    $59.99 :: 600 ML

    2161 memorial hwy, ste 101, dallas

    570.675.3318 :: premium collection

  21. haig club single grain scotch 80 proof (1)

    $52.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $26.49

    5235 frankford ave, philadelphia

    215.537.8107 :: regular-ass store

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

    $49.99 :: 750 ML

    62 greenfield ave, ardmore

    610.645.5010 :: premium collection

  23. elijah craig toasted barrel bourbon 94 proof (1)

    $49.99 :: 750 ML

    1601 big oak rd, yardley

    215.493.0165 :: one-stop shoppe

  24. knob creek single barrel straight rye whiskey 115 proof (2)

    $49.99 :: 750 ML

    78 clarion plz, clarion

    814.226.1675 :: regular-ass store

  25. dewar's double double blended scotch 21 year old 92 proof (2)

    $49.99 :: 375 ML

    13 weis plz, nanticoke

    570.740.2400 :: regular-ass store

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

    $48.99 :: 750 ML

    1112 chestnut st #28, philadelphia

    215.923.1790 :: premium collection

  27. jefferson's chefs collaboration blended straight whiskey 90 proof (7)

    $44.99 :: 750 ML

    1112 chestnut st #28, philadelphia

    215.923.1790 :: premium collection

  28. elijah craig private selection barrel 5575835 bourbon (1)

    $42.99 :: 750 ML

    5956 centre ave, ste 201, pittsburgh

    412.204.8002 :: premium collection

  29. elijah craig single barrel bourbon 5575206 9 year 94 proof fwgs (14)

    $42.99 :: 750 ML

    125 w. dekalb pk, king of prussia

    610.768.3102 :: premium collection

  30. colonel e h taylor jr straight bourbon small batch bottle in bond 100 proof (1)

    $41.99 :: 750 ML

    10 old clairton rd, pittsburgh

    412.650.8263 :: premium collection

  31. hidden copper bourbon 90 proof (9)

    $36.99 :: 750 ML

    3060 center valley pkwy, ste 835, center valley

    610.871.4304 :: premium collection

  32. maker's mark straight bourbon 90 proof 2x375 ml variety pack (3)

    $34.99 :: 750 ML

    1 station cir, narberth

    610.660.6430 :: premium collection

  33. chivas regal scotch 80 proof with 2 rocks glasses gift set (1)

    $34.99 :: 750 ML

    5035 township line rd, drexel hill

    610.860.9405 :: premium collection

  34. cavalry last stand bourbon small batch 90 proof (1)

    $32.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $16.49

    5035 township line rd, drexel hill

    610.860.9405 :: premium collection

  35. jameson irish whiskey 80 proof 3x200 ml variety pack (1)

    $29.99 :: 600 ML

    5035 township line rd, drexel hill

    610.860.9405 :: premium collection

  36. the dubliner irish whiskey bourbon cask aged 80 proof (1)

    $29.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $14.99

    5035 township line rd, drexel hill

    610.860.9405 :: premium collection

  37. buffalo trace straight bourbon 90 proof (2)

    $26.99 :: 750 ML

    475 ben franklin s, ste 5, indiana

    724.357.4853 :: premium collection

  38. weller special reserve straight bourbon 90 proof (28)

    $26.99 :: 750 ML

    180 w girard ave, philadelphia

    215.560.5011 :: premium collection

  39. jack daniel's honey whiskey 70 proof with stir sticks gift set (4)

    $25.99 :: 750 ML

    1130 perry hwy, pittsburgh

    412.364.1936 :: premium collection

  40. jack daniel's tennessee whiskey 80 proof with grill out glasses gift set (1)

    $25.99 :: 750 ML

    106 w harford st, milford

    570.296.7021 :: regular-ass store

  41. jack daniel's honey whiskey 70 proof with nba basketball ice mold gift set (1)

    $23.99 :: 750 ML

    123 s easton rd, glenside

    215.517.2989 :: regular-ass store

  42. redneck riviera whiskey 80 proof signed by john rich (1)

    $21.99 :: 750 ML

    1112 chestnut st #28, philadelphia

    215.923.1790 :: premium collection

  43. new liberty white whiskey 80 proof (27)

    $15.92 :: 750 ML

    933 paoli pike, west chester

    610.436.1706 :: premium collection

  44. ezra brooks straight bourbon 90 proof old fashioned recipe kit gift set (1)

    $12.99 :: 750 ML

    2143 macdade blvd, holmes

    610.534.6883 :: regular-ass store

  45. jim beam red stag hardcore cider whiskey 80 proof (1)

    $12.99 :: 750 ML

    1038 latrobe 30 plz, ste 311, latrobe

    724.520.3203 :: regular-ass store

  46. jim beam black straight bourbon extra aged 86 proof 200 ml (5)

    $6.32 :: 200 ML

    515 dock st, schuylkill haven

    570.385.8400 :: regular-ass store

  47. blanton's single barrel straight bourbon 93 proof (3)

    $5.99 :: 50 ML

    1516 n cedar crest blvd, allentown

    610.530.2123 :: premium collection

3

gin

  1. aviation batch distilled gin 84 proof gift set (1)

    $27.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $22.39

    5035 township line rd, drexel hill

    610.860.9405 :: premium collection

  2. rowhouse spirits gin 96 proof (3)

    $27.99 :: 750 ML

    6542-j lower york rd, new hope

    215.862.7801 :: premium collection

  3. ramhorn distillery stirred by an angel london dry gin 100 proof (33)

    $27.99 :: 750 ML

    5730 shaffer rd, dubois

    814.375.5950 :: regular-ass store

6

rum

  1. dos maderas 5 plus 3 rum 80 proof with a glass gift set (4)

    $32.99 :: 750 ML

    1 station cir, narberth

    610.660.6430 :: premium collection

  2. mezan rum xo 80 proof with 2 rocks glasses gift set (1)

    $29.99 :: 750 ML

    1200 market st, lemoyne

    717.731.7143 :: premium collection

  3. cachaca ypioca ouro rum 2 year old 80 proof 1l (4)

    $26.99 :: 1 L

    692 downingtown pike, west chester

    610.430.4351 :: premium collection

  4. havana club rum anejo clasico 80 proof (1)

    $21.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $10.99

    2154 w union blvd, bethlehem

    610.807.3645 :: regular-ass store

  5. cruzan dark rum 80 proof (1)

    $12.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $6.49

    3250 n broad st, philadelphia

    215.228.1872 :: regular-ass store

  6. admiral nelson's pineapple rum 70 proof (6)

    $9.99 :: 1 L

    sale price: $7.99

    1115 main st, warrington

    215.798.1180 :: premium collection

18

agave

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

    $399.99 :: 750 ML

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  2. avion 44 tequila extra anejo 80 proof (1)

    $99.99 :: 750 ML

    3735 west chester pk , ste 201, newtown square

    610.325.2360 :: premium collection

  3. casa noble extra anejo tequila 80 proof (6)

    $89.99 :: 750 ML

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  4. casa noble premium tequila collection 80 proof 3x375 ml library set (1)

    $59.99 :: 1.25 L

    12 diana ln, west hazleton

    570.459.6472 :: regular-ass store

  5. patron barrel select tequila anejo fwgs edition 1 80 proof (3)

    $54.99 :: 750 ML

    1112 chestnut st #28, philadelphia

    215.923.1790 :: premium collection

  6. cruz del sol tequila anejo 2 year old 80 proof (5)

    $52.99 :: 750 ML

    3326 wilmington rd, unit 4 new castle, pa, 16105-

    724.598.2001 :: regular-ass store

  7. avion tequila silver 80 proof with 2 shot glasses gift set (7)

    $49.99 :: 750 ML

    821 w lancaster ave, ste 310, wayne

    610.964.5030 :: premium collection

  8. cruz del sol tequila silver 80 proof (1)

    $44.99 :: 750 ML

    3326 wilmington rd, unit 4 new castle, pa, 16105-

    724.598.2001 :: regular-ass store

  9. wahaka espadin mezcal joven 80 proof (6)

    $39.99 :: 750 ML

    922 w lancaster ave, bryn mawr

    610.581.4560 :: premium collection

  10. arta tequila silver 80 proof (4)

    $39.99 :: 750 ML

    3326 wilmington rd, unit 4 new castle, pa, 16105-

    724.598.2001 :: regular-ass store

  11. chinaco tequila blanco 80 proof (1)

    $36.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $18.49

    5035 township line rd, drexel hill

    610.860.9405 :: premium collection

  12. agave underground tequila silver 80 proof (5)

    $31.92 :: 750 ML

    125 w. dekalb pk, king of prussia

    610.768.3102 :: premium collection

  13. tres agaves tequila reposado 80 proof (1)

    $29.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $17.99

    922 w lancaster ave, bryn mawr

    610.581.4560 :: premium collection

  14. 1800 tequila silver 80 proof with 2 steel coasters gift set (12)

    $28.99 :: 750 ML

    1 station cir, narberth

    610.660.6430 :: premium collection

  15. hornitos plata tequila silver 80 proof with 2 shot glasses gift set (1)

    $24.99 :: 750 ML

    6542-j lower york rd, new hope

    215.862.7801 :: premium collection

  16. jose cuervo tradicional tequila silver 80 proof with wooden salt rimmer gift set (2)

    $24.99 :: 750 ML

    1 station cir, narberth

    610.660.6430 :: premium collection

  17. familia camarena tequila silver 80 proof 375 ml (15)

    $9.99 :: 375 ML

    sale price: $7.99

    8156 ogontz ave, wyncote

    215.517.2996 :: regular-ass store

  18. casamigos tequila blanco 80 proof 50 ml (60)

    $2.99 :: 50 ML

    4721 perkiomen ave, reading

    610.370.5910 :: regular-ass store

Top 10 by price

  1. chateau ausone saint emilion grand cru 2017 (6)

    $999.99 :: 750 ML

    521 beaver st, sewickley

    412.749.4500 :: premium collection

  2. chateau margaux margaux 2017 (6)

    $799.99 :: 750 ML

    521 beaver st, sewickley

    412.749.4500 :: premium collection

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

    $799.99 :: 750 ML

    62 greenfield ave, ardmore

    610.645.5010 :: premium collection

  4. chateau haut brion pessac leognan 2017 (6)

    $649.99 :: 750 ML

    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. chateau pavie saint emilion grand cru classe 2016 (6)

    $599.99 :: 750 ML

    521 beaver st, sewickley

    412.749.4500 :: premium collection

  7. chateau d'yquem sauternes 2016 (6)

    $549.99 :: 750 ML

    922 w lancaster ave, bryn mawr

    610.581.4560 :: premium collection

  8. ardbeg twenty something single malt scotch 22 year old 92.8 proof (6)

    $549.99 :: 750 ML

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  9. hundred acre cabernet sauvignon ark vineyard howell mountain 2014 (2)

    $499.99 :: 750 ML

    62 greenfield ave, ardmore

    610.645.5010 :: premium collection

  10. domaine f raveneau valmur chablis grand cru 2015 (1)

    $499.99 :: 750 ML

    62 greenfield ave, ardmore

    610.645.5010 :: premium collection

Bottom 10 by price

  1. martell cognac vs 80 proof 50 ml (1)

    $2.49 :: 50 ML

    sale price: $1.99

    330 e waterfront dr, homestead

    412.464.2574 :: premium collection

  2. casamigos tequila blanco 80 proof 50 ml (60)

    $2.99 :: 50 ML

    4721 perkiomen ave, reading

    610.370.5910 :: regular-ass store

  3. vendange cabernet sauvignon 500 ml (4)

    $4.99 :: 500 ML

    sale price: $2.49

    167 7th st, renovo

    570.923.2731 :: regular-ass store

  4. fever tree aromatic tonic water nonalcoholic 4x200 ml (3)

    $5.99 :: 800 ML

    3246 red lion rd, philadelphia

    215.281.2086 :: regular-ass store

  5. blanton's single barrel straight bourbon 93 proof (3)

    $5.99 :: 50 ML

    1516 n cedar crest blvd, allentown

    610.530.2123 :: premium collection

  6. flip flop fizzy white sangria 4x250 ml cans (16)

    $5.99 :: 1000 ML

    sale price: $4.79

    4721 perkiomen ave, reading

    610.370.5910 :: regular-ass store

  7. lolailo white sangria (14)

    $6.04 :: 1.5 L

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

    610.933.5469 :: premium collection

  8. jim beam black straight bourbon extra aged 86 proof 200 ml (5)

    $6.32 :: 200 ML

    515 dock st, schuylkill haven

    570.385.8400 :: regular-ass store

  9. 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

  10. casa perini macaw merlot (14)

    $6.92 :: 750 ML

    933 paoli pike, west chester

    610.436.1706 :: premium collection

80

above $100

Top 10 discounted $

  1. kracher weinlaubenhof nummer 2 rosenmuskateller tba kollektion 2011 (3)

    $97.99 :: 375 ML

    sale price: $48.99

    2040 market st, philadelphia

    215.241.1497 :: premium collection

  2. kracher weinlaubenhof nummer 4 welschriesling tba burgenland 2011 (1)

    $92.99 :: 375 ML

    sale price: $46.49

    62 greenfield ave, ardmore

    610.645.5010 :: premium collection

  3. morlet billet doux alexander valley 2010 (17)

    $92.99 :: 375 ML

    sale price: $46.49

    1025 washington pike, bridgeville

    412.914.0810 :: regular-ass store

  4. 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

  5. fisher vineyards cabernet sauvignon wedding vineyard sonoma county 2006 (1)

    $145.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $116.79

    180 w girard ave, philadelphia

    215.560.5011 :: premium collection

  6. liquid farm golden slope chardonnay 2013 (2)

    $57.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $28.99

    8705 germantown ave, philadelphia

    215.753.4520 :: premium collection

  7. innocent bystander mea culpa pinot noir yarra valley 2013 (1)

    $54.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $27.49

    1158 mae st, hummelstown

    717.534.2494 :: premium collection

  8. haig club single grain scotch 80 proof (1)

    $52.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $26.49

    5235 frankford ave, philadelphia

    215.537.8107 :: regular-ass store

  9. domaine roulot monthelie cote de beaune 2014 (2)

    $129.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $103.99

    1112 chestnut st #28, philadelphia

    215.923.1790 :: premium collection

  10. vineyard 36 cabernet sauvignon napa valley 2012 (1)

    $49.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $24.99

    119 west city ave, bala cynwyd

    610.660.6443 :: premium collection

Top 10 discounted %

  1. franciscan merlot napa valley (1)

    $21.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $10.99

    4934 edgmont ave, brookhaven

    610.872.2405 :: pennsylvania lottery

  2. concha y toro 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

  3. quivira vineyards 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

  4. havana club rum anejo clasico 80 proof (1)

    $21.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $10.99

    2154 w union blvd, bethlehem

    610.807.3645 :: regular-ass store

  5. subarashii kudamono asian pear sparkling non vintage (1)

    $21.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $10.99

    5035 township line rd, drexel hill

    610.860.9405 :: premium collection

  6. twenty grand apple infused vodka 80 proof (1)

    $21.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $10.99

    5035 township line rd, drexel hill

    610.860.9405 :: premium collection

  7. perusini sauvignon colli orientali del friuli 2015 (1)

    $21.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $10.99

    3845 northern pike, monroeville

    412.380.1308 :: premium collection

  8. big house white 3 l (2)

    $21.99 :: 3 L

    sale price: $10.99

    2223 galloway rd, bensalem

    215.244.6305 :: regular-ass store

  9. south shore wine company forte of lake chambourcin (5)

    $22.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $11.49

    315 w baltimore ave, media

    610.480.5155 :: premium collection

  10. eola hills wine cellars sauvignon blanc vin d'or late harvest 2014 (12)

    $22.99 :: 375 ML

    sale price: $11.49

    922 w lancaster ave, bryn mawr

    610.581.4560 :: premium collection

$19.99

median price

72 at $19.99

most common price

60

most bottles

casamigos tequila blanco 80 proof 50 ml

$2.99

4721 perkiomen ave, reading :: 610.370.5910

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.