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.

15 June 2019

total boozicorns

stores with boozicorns

top 10 stores

36

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 (3)

    $238.99 :: 750 ML

    2401 vare ave, philadelphia

    215.952.1022 :: regular-ass store

  5. kentucky owl the wiseman's rye kentucky straight rye whiskey 11 year 101.8 proof (1)

    $199.99 :: 750 ML

    106 w harford st, milford

    570.296.7021 :: regular-ass store

  6. 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

  7. high west a midwinter night's dram straight rye whiskey 98 proof (2)

    $99.99 :: 750 ML

    642 e main st, waynesboro

    717.762.0223 :: regular-ass store

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. e h taylor jr straight rye whiskey 100 proof (2)

    $69.99 :: 750 ML

    320 route 315 hwy, ste 130, pittston

    570.654.3093 :: regular-ass store

  11. stranahan's colorado whiskey sherry cask 94 proof (1)

    $69.99 :: 750 ML

    3415 pleasant valley blvd, ste 82, altoona

    814.943.6520 :: premium collection

  12. glenfiddich project xx scotch whisky 94 proof (2)

    $59.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $29.99

    1112 chestnut st #28, philadelphia

    215.923.1790 :: premium collection

  13. social still bourbon whiskey 86 proof (3)

    $49.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $24.99

    62 greenfield ave, ardmore

    610.645.5010 :: premium collection

  14. liberty pole spirits bourbon whiskey 92 proof (8)

    $48.99 :: 750 ML

    5000 oxford dr, ste 100, bethel park

    412.851.0403 :: premium collection

  15. jack daniel's single barrel select tennessee whiskey with snifter 94 proof (6)

    $48.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $39.19

    301 n lewis rd, ste 170, royersford

    610.792.2080 :: regular-ass store

  16. 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

  17. basil hayden's two by two rye whiskey 80 proof (1)

    $44.99 :: 750 ML

    529 s market st, lykens

    717.453.7397 :: regular-ass store

  18. glenfiddich india pale ale cask single malt scotch 86 proof (1)

    $44.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $26.99

    1112 chestnut st #28, philadelphia

    215.923.1790 :: premium collection

  19. willett family estate pot still reserve small batch bourbon 94 proof (4)

    $42.99 :: 750 ML

    350 scarlett rd, ste 1-3-5, kennett square

    610.925.5400 :: regular-ass store

  20. 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

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

    $39.99 :: 750 ML

    3412 w lake rd, erie

    814.833.9068 :: regular-ass store

  22. old forester 1870 kentucky straight bourbon whisky original batch 90 proof (1)

    $39.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $19.99

    2161 memorial hwy, ste 101, dallas

    570.675.3318 :: premium collection

  23. jim beam kentucky straight bourbon whiskey single barrel 95 proof (7)

    $34.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $17.49

    1903 e 3rd st, williamsport

    570.321.6505 :: premium collection

  24. 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

  25. junior johnson's midnight moon strawberry moonshine whiskey 100 proof (2)

    $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. stave and steel cabernet sauvignon california bourbon barrel aged (11)

    $18.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $15.19

    132 bldg. c veterans ln, doylestown

    215.340.1427 :: premium collection

  29. western honey pepper whiskey 60 proof (2)

    $18.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $9.49

    1772 tilden ridge dr, hamburg

    610.562.6586 :: regular-ass store

  30. 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

  31. 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

  32. evan williams peach kentucky straight bourbon whiskey 70 proof (3)

    $14.99 :: 750 ML

    135 w chelten ave, philadelphia

    215.842.4759 :: regular-ass store

  33. 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

  34. red stag hardcore cider whiskey (9)

    $12.99 :: 750 ML

    1038 latrobe 30 plz, ste 311, latrobe

    724.520.3203 :: regular-ass store

  35. 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

  36. 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

3

gin

  1. martin miller's westbourne strength gin 80 proof (1)

    $34.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $17.49

    230 w hamilton ave, state college

    814.863.6519 :: regular-ass store

  2. plymouth sloe gin 50 proof (1)

    $29.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $14.99

    532 s oxford valley rd, fairless hills

    215.547.1127 :: pennsylvania lottery

  3. faber gin 80 proof (2)

    $15.99 :: 1 L

    223 s mountain blvd, ste 2, mountaintop

    570.403.7850 :: regular-ass store

5

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. 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

  3. stonewall rum pennsylvania 84 proof (1)

    $24.99 :: 750 ML

    6542-j lower york rd, new hope

    215.862.7801 :: premium collection

  4. malibu red rum 70 proof (1)

    $17.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $8.99

    62 greenfield ave, ardmore

    610.645.5010 :: premium collection

  5. malibu island spiced rum 60 proof (1)

    $11.99 :: 750 ML

    3718 easton-nazareth hwy, easton

    610.258.8597 :: premium collection

5

agave

  1. patron extra anejo tequila 5 anos edicion limitada 80 proof (1)

    $199.99 :: 750 ML

    addisville commons 890 2nd street pike, unit 894 richboro, pa, 18954-

    215.396.3802 :: premium collection

  2. milagro tequila reposado select barrel reserve 80 proof (1)

    $59.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $29.99

    2401 vare ave, philadelphia

    215.952.1022 :: regular-ass store

  3. milagro tequila silver select barrel reserve 80 proof (2)

    $54.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $27.49

    2717 n american st, philadelphia

    215.560.4405 :: regular-ass store

  4. 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

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

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

    $799.99 :: 750 ML

    62 greenfield ave, ardmore

    610.645.5010 :: premium collection

  8. chateau la mission haut brion pessac leognan 2015 (3)

    $599.99 :: 750 ML

    62 greenfield ave, ardmore

    610.645.5010 :: premium collection

  9. 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

  10. chateau margaux bordeaux margaux 2014 (1)

    $499.99 :: 750 ML

    62 greenfield ave, ardmore

    610.645.5010 :: 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. avia chardonnay (1)

    $5.99 :: 1.5 L

    62 greenfield ave, ardmore

    610.645.5010 :: premium collection

  7. yellow plus blue equals green malbec san juan (3)

    $5.99 :: 1 L

    2040 market st, philadelphia

    215.241.1497 :: premium collection

  8. santos lima lab branco blanci white portugal (8)

    $6.04 :: 750 ML

    4466 buffalo rd, erie

    814.898.4126 :: regular-ass store

  9. fetzer merlot eagle peak california (5)

    $6.04 :: 750 ML

    46 w ridge st, lansford

    570.645.3636 :: regular-ass store

  10. lolailo sangria (1)

    $6.04 :: 1.5 L

    4906-4908 baltimore ave, philadelphia

    215.726.4046 :: regular-ass store

73

above $100

Top 10 discounted $

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. red car pinot noir sonoma estate 2013 (1)

    $69.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $34.99

    974 freeport rd, pittsburgh

    412.784.5800 :: premium collection

  5. beaux freres zena crown vineyard pinot noir eola amity oregon 2013 (1)

    $69.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $34.99

    1940 s christopher columbus blvd, philadelphia

    215.271.1908 :: premium collection

  6. azienda agricola montevetrano montevetrano colli di salerno igt 2011 (12)

    $69.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $34.99

    62 greenfield ave, ardmore

    610.645.5010 :: premium collection

  7. 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

  8. cote bonneville syrah dubrul vineyard yakima valley 2011 (3)

    $69.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $34.99

    162 eagleview blvd, exton

    610.450.6600 :: premium collection

  9. hirsch vineyard san andreas pinot noir sonoma 2013 (1)

    $67.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $33.99

    880 town center dr, york

    717.767.4514 :: premium collection

  10. radio coteau dierke pinot noir sonoma coast 2012 (4)

    $65.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $32.99

    3430 rte 940, ste 101, mt pocono

    570.839.9586 :: 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. 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

  4. flora springs family select chardonnay napa valley 2014 (1)

    $21.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $10.99

    3845 northern pike, monroeville

    412.380.1308 :: premium collection

  5. louis blanc cotes de brouilly 2012 (1)

    $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. lapostolle cuvee syrah colchagua valley alexandre san josede 2013 (1)

    $21.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $10.99

    20111 rte 19, cranberry twp

    724.776.0300 :: premium collection

  8. 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

  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

    2560 macarthur rd whitehall, pa, 18052-

    610.432.2338 :: premium collection

$18.99

median price

72 at $19.99

most common price

73

most bottles

seven daughters rose can nv 250 ml

$4.99

1 station cir, narberth :: 610.660.6430

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.