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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.

07 December 2016

total boozicorns

stores with boozicorns

top 10 stores

31

whisk(e)y

  1. redbreast irish single pot stillwhiskey 21 year old 92 proof (3)

    $299.99 :: 750 ML

    1751 wilmington pike, glen mills

    484.840.1241 :: premium collection

  2. jefferson's straight bourbon wood experiment collection 92 proof 5 200 ml bottle set (1)

    $99.99 :: 1 L

    1628 john f kennedy blvd, philadelphia

    215.560.5702 :: regular-ass store

  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. glendronach single malt scotch highland 15 year old 92 proof revival (6)

    $87.99 :: 750 ML

    3415 pleasant valley blvd, ste 82, altoona

    814.943.6520 :: premium collection

  5. angel's envy rye whiskey 100 proof (2)

    $79.99 :: 750 ML

    3415 pleasant valley blvd, ste 82, altoona

    814.943.6520 :: premium collection

  6. laphroaig single malt scotch 15 year old 86 proof (1)

    $79.99 :: 750 ML

    1440 bethlehem pike, flourtown

    215.753.2454 :: premium collection

  7. e h taylor jr straight rye whiskey 100 proof (3)

    $60.99 :: 750 ML

    3845 northern pike, monroeville

    412.380.1308 :: premium collection

  8. koval rye whiskey single barrel cask 1841 110 proof (6)

    $59.99 :: 750 ML

    1476 brodhead rd, monaca

    724.773.7401 :: regular-ass store

  9. johnnie walker gold label scotch (1)

    $58.99 :: 750 ML

    44 ridge pike, conshohocken

    610.940.1212 :: premium collection

  10. ardbeg scotch exploration pack (1)

    $51.99 :: 850 ML

    8705 germantown ave, philadelphia

    215.753.4520 :: premium collection

  11. jack daniel's unaged rye whiskey (1)

    $49.99 :: 750 ML

    161 e swedesford rd, wayne

    610.964.6724 :: premium collection

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

    $46.99 :: 750 ML

    724 south st, philadelphia

    215.560.6900 :: regular-ass store

  13. elijah craig bourbon barrel proof 12 year old 132 proof (6)

    $44.99 :: 750 ML

    1115 main st, warrington

    215.798.1180 :: premium collection

  14. finger lakes distilling mckenzie bourbon whiskey 91 proof (1)

    $44.99 :: 750 ML

    320 smithfield st, pittsburgh

    412.565.7689 :: premium collection

  15. finger lakes distilling mckenzie rye whiskey 91 proof (1)

    $44.99 :: 750 ML

    44 ridge pike, conshohocken

    610.940.1212 :: premium collection

  16. 1792 single barrel straight bourbon 98 proof (17)

    $39.99 :: 750 ML

    3845 northern pike, monroeville

    412.380.1308 :: premium collection

  17. rough rider double casked bourbon 90 proof (2)

    $37.99 :: 750 ML

    5956 centre ave, ste 201, pittsburgh

    412.204.8002 :: premium collection

  18. e h taylor jr bourbon small batch 100 proof (3)

    $35.99 :: 750 ML

    401 franklin mills cir, philadelphia

    215.281.2080 :: premium collection

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

    $29.99 :: 750 ML

    1115 main st, warrington

    215.798.1180 :: premium collection

  20. antiquary scotch whisky 12 year old 80 proof (14)

    $29.99 :: 750 ML

    5990 university blvd, coraopolis

    412.269.2607 :: regular-ass store

  21. cabot trail maple whiskey canada 64 proof (1)

    $24.99 :: 750 ML

    3760 market st, camp hill

    717.731.7142 :: regular-ass store

  22. wild turkey 101 bourbon gift set (1)

    $23.99 :: 750 ML

    5 n 12th st, philadelphia

    215.560.7054 :: regular-ass store

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

    $23.99 :: 750 ML

    141 n railroad st, tamaqua

    570.952.3370 :: regular-ass store

  24. tomahawk maple whiskey 8 year old 128 proof (91)

    $23.99 :: 750 ML

    2350 lincoln hwy e, ste 550 lancaster, pa, 17602-

    717.397.7955 :: regular-ass store

  25. antiquary original red scotch whisky 80 proof (14)

    $21.99 :: 750 ML

    5990 university blvd, coraopolis

    412.269.2607 :: regular-ass store

  26. jesse james america's outlaw bourbon whiskey 80 proof (5)

    $17.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $10.99

    1682 n atherton st, state college

    814.863.6525 :: premium collection

  27. bushmills honey irish whiskey (1)

    $13.99 :: 750 ML

    326 s 5th st, philadelphia

    215.560.7064 :: premium collection

  28. cabin fever maple whiskey (4)

    $12.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $10.99

    1200 bethlehem pike, ste 7, north wales

    215.591.5232 :: regular-ass store

  29. irish manor irish whiskey (7)

    $12.99 :: 750 ML

    401 franklin mills cir, philadelphia

    215.281.2080 :: premium collection

  30. red stag spiced whiskey (1)

    $12.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $10.99

    1237 s 11th st, philadelphia

    215.952.1052 :: regular-ass store

  31. old smuggler scotch 4 year old (2)

    $7.99 :: 1 L

    sale price: $5.99

    125 towne centre dr, ste 500, wexford

    724.933.1120 :: premium collection

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 (1)

    $34.99 :: 750 ML

    1751 wilmington pike, glen mills

    484.840.1241 :: premium collection

  4. beefeater 24 gin (1)

    $19.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $17.99

    1305 west chester pike, ste 44b, havertown

    610.860.9410 :: regular-ass store

  5. buil i gine gine priorat 2008 (3)

    $19.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $13.99

    431 eisenhower dr, hanover

    717.630.3180 :: premium collection

  6. pinnacle gin 80 proof (14)

    $6.99 :: 375 ML

    sale price: $4.99

    125 towne centre dr, ste 500, wexford

    724.933.1120 :: premium collection

  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

10

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 (1)

    $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. appleton estate reserve rum with strainer and jigger (5)

    $23.99 :: 750 ML

    1325 chestnut st, emmaus

    610.967.5440 :: 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. captain morgan original spiced rum 100 proof (1)

    $19.99 :: 1 L

    8090 mcintyre square dr, pittsburgh

    412.635.2180 :: premium collection

  7. appleton estate rum vx with ice cube trays (8)

    $18.99 :: 750 ML

    821 w lancaster ave, ste 310, wayne

    610.964.5030 :: premium collection

  8. brinley gold shipwreck vanilla rum (1)

    $12.99 :: 750 ML

    125 towne centre dr, ste 500, wexford

    724.933.1120 :: premium collection

  9. 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

  10. don q gold rum (3)

    $7.99 :: 750 ML

    1275 york rd, lot 12, gettysburg

    717.337.2168 :: regular-ass store

10

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. tequila herradura coleccion de la casa tequila cognac fin 2013 reposado 80 proof (3)

    $89.99 :: 750 ML

    1751 wilmington pike, glen mills

    484.840.1241 :: premium collection

  3. patron anejo tequila classic cocktail gift set (2)

    $54.99 :: 750 ML

    162 eagleview blvd, exton

    610.450.6600 :: premium collection

  4. 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

  5. leticia hermosillo ravalero don cheyo tequila anejo 80 proof (12)

    $42.99 :: 750 ML

    3845 northern pike, monroeville

    412.380.1308 :: premium collection

  6. leticia hermosillo ravelero don cheyo tequila silver 80 proof (12)

    $29.99 :: 750 ML

    3845 northern pike, monroeville

    412.380.1308 :: premium collection

  7. metl blanco tequila (5)

    $24.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $21.99

    105 w 18th st, erie

    814.871.4785 :: regular-ass store

  8. siembra azul blanco tequila (2)

    $23.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $19.99

    23 marchwood rd, exton

    610.280.3690 :: regular-ass store

  9. el jimador reposado tequila with glass (2)

    $21.99 :: 750 ML

    449 hepburn st, williamsport

    570.321.6503 :: regular-ass store

  10. hornitos anejo tequila (5)

    $17.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $15.99

    2550 grant ave, ste 130, philadelphia

    215.330.1308 :: premium collection

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 (9)

    $2999.99 :: 750 ML

    62 greenfield ave, ardmore

    610.645.5010 :: premium collection

  3. chateau margaux 2000 (3)

    $2499.99 :: 750 ML

    558 centerville rd, ste d, lancaster

    717.898.5944 :: premium collection

  4. 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

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

    $1799.99 :: 3 L

    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. daily's margarita ready to drink frozen 10 proof (17)

    $1.49 :: 296 ML

    748 west street rd, warminster

    215.444.8070 :: regular-ass store

  4. m d 20 20 coco loco (1)

    $3.49 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $1.49

    131 n duke st, ste 4, york

    717.771.4450 :: regular-ass store

  5. 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

  6. bandit merlot (2)

    $3.99 :: 500 ML

    sale price: $1.99

    129 s main st, ste 400, lewistown

    717.242.5031 :: regular-ass store

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

    $4.99 :: 750 ML

    119 west city ave, bala cynwyd

    610.660.6443 :: premium collection

  8. fish eye moscato (2)

    $4.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $2.99

    2429 south st, philadelphia

    215.731.2080 :: regular-ass store

  9. sassello prosecco extra dry nv (2)

    $4.99 :: 750 ML

    2350 n reading rd, store 11, denver

    717.336.4648 :: regular-ass store

  10. jean boulaine original triple sec 30 proof (7)

    $4.99 :: 1 L

    933 paoli pike, west chester

    610.436.1706 :: premium collection

160

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. domaine follin arbelet romanee st vivant 2005 (3)

    $626.99 :: 1.5 L

    sale price: $475.99

    1112 chestnut st #28 philadelphia, pa, 19107-

    Phone: :: premium collection

  3. terriccio lupicaia 2004 (1)

    $468.99 :: 3 L

    sale price: $344.99

    974 freeport rd, pittsburgh

    412.784.5800 :: premium collection

  4. dom. dujac echezeaux 2005 05 (3)

    $699.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $599.99

    1112 chestnut st #28 philadelphia, pa, 19107-

    Phone: :: premium collection

  5. chateau pavie saint emilion 2006 (3)

    $332.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $240.99

    1112 chestnut st #28 philadelphia, pa, 19107-

    Phone: :: 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 (3)

    $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. vineyards found cabernet franc 2012 (1)

    $29.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $14.99

    1305 west chester pike, ste 44b, havertown

    610.860.9410 :: regular-ass store

  2. clarendon hills syrah liandra 2008 (4)

    $37.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $18.99

    2503 mickley ave, whitehall

    610.437.2697 :: premium collection

  3. feudi di san gregorio serpico 2007 (1)

    $45.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $22.99

    5956 centre ave, ste 201, pittsburgh

    412.204.8002 :: premium collection

  4. monteverro tinata 2009 (2)

    $59.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $29.99

    222 northern blvd, ste c, clarks summit

    570.586.0341 :: premium collection

  5. jean noel haton extra brut nv (2)

    $44.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $22.99

    431 eisenhower dr, hanover

    717.630.3180 :: premium collection

  6. clarendon hills syrah brookman 2008 (1)

    $36.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $18.99

    5070 jonestown rd, harrisburg

    717.671.0435 :: premium collection

  7. ii molino di grace ii margone chianti classico reserva 2006 (2)

    $34.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $17.99

    5000 oxford dr, ste 100, bethel park

    412.851.0403 :: premium collection

  8. chateau carignan prima 2008 (2)

    $24.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $12.99

    552 lancaster ave, berwyn

    610.699.1100 :: regular-ass store

  9. les cretes chardonnay valle d aosta 2011 (3)

    $24.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $12.99

    119 west city ave, bala cynwyd

    610.660.6443 :: premium collection

  10. 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

$23.99

median price

84 at $12.99

most common price

91

most bottles

tomahawk maple whiskey 8 year old 128 proof

$23.99

2350 lincoln hwy e, ste 550 lancaster, pa, 17602- :: 717.397.7955

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.

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