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 August 2019

total boozicorns

stores with boozicorns

top 10 stores

45

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. the macallan highland single malt scotch whisky fine oak 21 year 86 proof (1)

    $499.99 :: 750 ML

    1903 e 3rd st, williamsport

    570.321.6505 :: premium collection

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

    $238.99 :: 750 ML

    2401 vare ave, philadelphia

    215.952.1022 :: regular-ass store

  5. springbank single malt scotch campbeltown 18 year old 92 proof (6)

    $169.99 :: 750 ML

    1247 airport rd, allentown

    610.821.6210 :: regular-ass store

  6. wild turkey kentucky straight bourbon master's keep 17 year 86 proof (1)

    $149.99 :: 750 ML

    2136 wilkes-barre township market pl, wilkes-barre

    570.824.1485 :: regular-ass store

  7. jefferson's ocean aged at sea kentucky straight bourbon whiskey cask strength voyage 10 112 proof (1)

    $124.99 :: 750 ML

    821 w lancaster ave, ste 310, wayne

    610.964.5030 :: premium collection

  8. glen scotia campbeltown single malt scotch whisky 18 year 92 proof (23)

    $119.99 :: 750 ML

    23 marchwood rd, exton

    610.280.3690 :: regular-ass store

  9. ardbeg grooves islay single malt scotch whisky 92 proof (1)

    $109.99 :: 750 ML

    1112 chestnut st #28, philadelphia

    215.923.1790 :: premium collection

  10. the balvenie peat week single malt scotch 14 year 86 proof (1)

    $99.99 :: 750 ML

    3415 pleasant valley blvd, ste 82, altoona

    814.943.6520 :: premium collection

  11. the yamazaki single malt whiskey 12 year 86 proof (1)

    $99.99 :: 750 ML

    3929 washington rd, mcmurray

    724.942.2050 :: regular-ass store

  12. jefferson's reserve old rum cask finish kentucky straight bourbon 90 proof (2)

    $74.99 :: 750 ML

    127 west lancaster avenue wayne, pa, 19087-

    610.688.6154 :: premium collection

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. jack daniel's whiskey single barrel personal collection barrel proof 94 proof (2)

    $66.99 :: 750 ML

    1824 murray ave, pittsburgh

    412.420.2000 :: regular-ass store

  16. dewar's blended scotch whisky founders reserve 18 year 80 proof (1)

    $64.99 :: 750 ML

    119 west city ave, bala cynwyd

    610.660.6443 :: premium collection

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

    $59.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $29.99

    127 west lancaster avenue wayne, pa, 19087-

    610.688.6154 :: premium collection

  18. social still bourbon whiskey 86 proof (2)

    $49.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $24.99

    62 greenfield ave, ardmore

    610.645.5010 :: premium collection

  19. glenfiddich fire and cane scotch whisky 86 proof (1)

    $49.99 :: 750 ML

    5249 library rd, bethel park

    412.851.0411 :: pennsylvania lottery

  20. the macallan highland single malt scotch whisky fine oak 10 year 80 proof (2)

    $49.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $24.99

    2401 vare ave, philadelphia

    215.952.1022 :: regular-ass store

  21. liberty pole spirits bourbon whiskey 92 proof (15)

    $48.99 :: 750 ML

    5000 oxford dr, ste 100, bethel park

    412.851.0403 :: premium collection

  22. 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

  23. 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

  24. michter's unblended american whiskey 83 proof (1)

    $41.99 :: 750 ML

    1772 tilden ridge dr, hamburg

    610.562.6586 :: regular-ass store

  25. woodford reserve bourbon with 1 glass 90 proof (1)

    $37.99 :: 750 ML

    162 eagleview blvd, exton

    610.450.6600 :: premium collection

  26. e h taylor kentucky straight bourbon whiskey small batch 100 proof (2)

    $35.99 :: 750 ML

    1200 market st, lemoyne

    717.731.7143 :: premium collection

  27. jameson whiskey trilogy pack 1 caskmates 1 original 1 black barrel 3x200 ml 80 proof (1)

    $29.99 :: 600 ML

    7702 city ave, philadelphia

    215.452.5300 :: regular-ass store

  28. west cork original irish whiskey 80 proof (1)

    $28.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $14.49

    355 lincoln hwy, north versailles

    412.829.3143 :: regular-ass store

  29. 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

  30. 2 gingers irish whiskey 80 proof with glasses (1)

    $24.99 :: 750 ML

    692 downingtown pike, west chester

    610.430.4351 :: premium collection

  31. brown jug bourbon cream liqueur 34 proof (1)

    $23.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $11.99

    62 greenfield ave, ardmore

    610.645.5010 :: premium collection

  32. 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

  33. four roses kentucky straight bourbon whiskey 80 proof with flask (4)

    $20.99 :: 750 ML

    1 station cir, narberth

    610.660.6430 :: premium collection

  34. buffalo trace bourbon cream liqueur 30 proof (2)

    $19.99 :: 750 ML

    1515 locust st, # 100, philadelphia

    215.545.1112 :: premium collection

  35. beach bonfire cinnamon whiskey 70 proof signed by jake owen (1)

    $19.99 :: 750 ML

    3300 lehigh st, allentown

    610.791.6071 :: regular-ass store

  36. the federalist bourbon barrel aged zinfandel mendocino 2016 (11)

    $19.99 :: 750 ML

    1115 main st, warrington

    215.798.1180 :: premium collection

  37. western honey pepper whiskey 60 proof (3)

    $18.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $9.49

    62 greenfield ave, ardmore

    610.645.5010 :: premium collection

  38. 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

  39. glenfiddich single malt scotch whisky trio 12 year 15 year and 18 year old (2)

    $17.99 :: 150 ML

    1112 chestnut st #28, philadelphia

    215.923.1790 :: premium collection

  40. 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

  41. evan williams peach kentucky straight bourbon whiskey 70 proof (1)

    $14.99 :: 750 ML

    135 w chelten ave, philadelphia

    215.842.4759 :: regular-ass store

  42. 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

  43. red stag hardcore cider whiskey (7)

    $12.99 :: 750 ML

    1038 latrobe 30 plz, ste 311, latrobe

    724.520.3203 :: regular-ass store

  44. 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

  45. 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

5

gin

  1. barr hill gin tom cat barrel aged gin and raw honey gift set 90 proof (1)

    $49.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $29.99

    62 greenfield ave, ardmore

    610.645.5010 :: premium collection

  2. chase distillery williams elegant gin 80 proof 1l (3)

    $39.99 :: 1 L

    6301 grayson rd, ste a118, harrisburg

    717.558.6494 :: regular-ass store

  3. junipero gin 99 proof (2)

    $29.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $14.99

    775 gap newport rd, lot e-1, avondale

    610.268.1696 :: premium collection

  4. faber gin 80 proof (2)

    $15.99 :: 1 L

    223 s mountain blvd, ste 2, mountaintop

    570.403.7850 :: regular-ass store

  5. seagram's pineapple twisted gin 70 proof (2)

    $13.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $6.99

    74 welwood ave, ste 103, hawley

    570.226.6348 :: premium collection

2

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. stonewall rum pennsylvania 84 proof (1)

    $24.99 :: 750 ML

    6542-j lower york rd, new hope

    215.862.7801 :: premium collection

5

agave

  1. el mayor tequila anejo barrel select g67 80 proof (2)

    $39.99 :: 750 ML

    4721 perkiomen ave, reading

    610.370.5910 :: regular-ass store

  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. 1921 la crema tequila 30 proof (3)

    $28.99 :: 750 ML

    1115 main st, warrington

    215.798.1180 :: premium collection

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

    $21.99 :: 750 ML

    127 west lancaster avenue wayne, pa, 19087-

    610.688.6154 :: premium collection

  5. casamigos blanco tequila 80 proof (1)

    $2.99 :: 50 ML

    sale price: $1.49

    32 s 2nd st, philadelphia

    215.560.7060 :: 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. domaine coche dury corton charlemagne grand cru 2013 (3)

    $3999.99 :: 750 ML

    62 greenfield ave, ardmore

    610.645.5010 :: premium collection

  3. chateau mouton rothschild 2010 (3)

    $1474.99 :: 750 ML

    62 greenfield ave, ardmore

    610.645.5010 :: premium collection

  4. chateau cheval blanc saint emilion grand cru 2015 (2)

    $899.99 :: 750 ML

    62 greenfield ave, ardmore

    610.645.5010 :: premium collection

  5. chateau d'yquem sauternes 2010 (1)

    $878.49 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $702.79

    62 greenfield ave, ardmore

    610.645.5010 :: premium collection

  6. paul hobbs cabernet sauvignon napa valley nathan coombs estate 2013 (6)

    $849.99 :: 1.5 L

    5956 centre ave, ste 201, pittsburgh

    412.204.8002 :: premium collection

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

    $799.99 :: 6 L

    sale price: $639.99

    180 w girard ave, philadelphia

    215.560.5011 :: 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 lafite rothschild pauillac 2015 (1)

    $699.99 :: 750 ML

    132 bldg. c veterans ln, doylestown

    215.340.1427 :: premium collection

  10. chateau lafite rothschild pauillac 2014 (1)

    $649.99 :: 750 ML

    2161 memorial hwy, ste 101, dallas

    570.675.3318 :: premium collection

Bottom 10 by price

  1. arbor mist strawberry daiquiri frozen wine cocktail (2)

    $1.99 :: 296 ML

    724 south st, philadelphia

    215.560.6900 :: regular-ass store

  2. 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

  3. pravda vodka tasting kit (4)

    $2.99 :: 50 ML

    62 greenfield ave, ardmore

    610.645.5010 :: premium collection

  4. casamigos blanco tequila 80 proof (1)

    $2.99 :: 50 ML

    sale price: $1.49

    32 s 2nd st, philadelphia

    215.560.7060 :: regular-ass store

  5. bota box merlot (1)

    $3.34 :: 500 ML

    9 gold star plz, shenandoah

    570.462.5500 :: regular-ass store

  6. hrm rex goliath zinfandel (1)

    $4.54 :: 750 ML

    119 west city ave, bala cynwyd

    610.660.6443 :: premium collection

  7. seven daughters rose can nv 250 ml (54)

    $4.99 :: 250 ML

    sale price: $3.99

    1 station cir, narberth

    610.660.6430 :: premium collection

  8. avia chardonnay (1)

    $5.99 :: 1.5 L

    62 greenfield ave, ardmore

    610.645.5010 :: premium collection

  9. stolichnaya premium vodka 80 proof (12)

    $5.99 :: 200 ML

    sale price: $2.99

    223 grove city rd, slippery rock

    724.794.3111 :: regular-ass store

  10. pravda vodka counter display gift box (3)

    $5.99 :: 200 ML

    215 lancaster ave, malvern

    610.644.0497 :: regular-ass store

84

above $100

Top 10 discounted $

  1. chateau d'yquem sauternes 2010 (1)

    $878.49 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $702.79

    62 greenfield ave, ardmore

    610.645.5010 :: premium collection

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

    $799.99 :: 6 L

    sale price: $639.99

    180 w girard ave, philadelphia

    215.560.5011 :: premium collection

  3. courvoisier cognac xo 80 proof (1)

    $149.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $74.99

    534 w broad st, hazleton

    570.454.7930 :: regular-ass store

  4. 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

  5. concha y toro don melchor cabernet sauvignon chile 2011 (1)

    $99.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $49.99

    62 greenfield ave, ardmore

    610.645.5010 :: premium collection

  6. martinelli hop camp syrah sonoma county 2006 (10)

    $99.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $49.99

    431 eisenhower dr, hanover

    717.630.3180 :: premium collection

  7. fisher vineyards coach insignia cabernet sauvignon napa valley 2012 (1)

    $94.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $47.49

    880 town center dr, york

    717.767.4514 :: premium collection

  8. 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

  9. morlet billet doux alexander valley 2010 (21)

    $92.99 :: 375 ML

    sale price: $46.49

    1025 washington pike, bridgeville

    412.914.0810 :: regular-ass store

  10. domaine dujac gevrey chambertin aux combottes 1er cru 2013 (1)

    $217.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $174.39

    1112 chestnut st #28, philadelphia

    215.923.1790 :: premium collection

Top 10 discounted %

  1. la bellanotte pinot bianco friuli 2011 (1)

    $20.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $10.49

    162 eagleview blvd, exton

    610.450.6600 :: premium collection

  2. 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

  3. clendenen family vineyards pip chardonnay santa maria 2013 (5)

    $21.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $10.99

    5035 township line rd, drexel hill

    610.860.9405 :: premium collection

  4. 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

  5. lapostolle cuvee syrah colchagua valley alexandre san josede 2013 (2)

    $21.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $10.99

    2560 macarthur rd whitehall, pa, 18052-

    610.432.2338 :: premium collection

  6. marques de casa concha carmenere rapel 2013 (6)

    $21.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $10.99

    821 w lancaster ave, ste 310, wayne

    610.964.5030 :: premium collection

  7. 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

  8. chateau musar jeune rouge 2013 (2)

    $21.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $10.99

    2560 macarthur rd whitehall, pa, 18052-

    610.432.2338 :: premium collection

  9. quivira 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

  10. 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

$18.99

median price

80 at $19.99

most common price

65

most bottles

shuchmann pirosmani kakheti 2016

$11.99

11685 bustleton ave, philadelphia :: 215.856.6032

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.