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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.

19 February 2017

total boozicorns

stores with boozicorns

top 10 stores

27

whisk(e)y

  1. jameson reserve rarest vintage irish whiskey 8 year old 92 proof (3)

    $309.99 :: 750 ML

    2075 springwood rd, unit 30, york

    717.771.4446 :: regular-ass store

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

    $299.99 :: 750 ML

    1751 wilmington pike, glen mills

    484.840.1241 :: premium collection

  3. gordon and macphail caol ila sngl malt scotch cask strength 10 year old 118 prf (2)

    $110.99 :: 750 ML

    1036 lititz pike, lititz

    717.625.7080 :: premium collection

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

    $109.99 :: 750 ML

    1446 baltimore st, unit g, hanover

    717.632.5598 :: regular-ass store

  5. 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

  6. thomas handy sazerac straight rye whiskey 134 proof (1)

    $99.99 :: 750 ML

    330 e waterfront dr, homestead

    412.464.2574 :: premium collection

  7. ardbeg single malt scotch perpetuum 94 proof (1)

    $99.99 :: 750 ML

    2075 springwood rd, unit 30, york

    717.771.4446 :: regular-ass store

  8. the balvenie scotch single barrel 15 year old (1)

    $79.99 :: 750 ML

    1749 s braddock ave, pittsburgh

    412.473.4207 :: regular-ass store

  9. bowmore single malt scotch darkest sherry finished islay 15 year old (1)

    $75.99 :: 750 ML

    2076 fruitville pike, lancaster

    717.519.4300 :: premium collection

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

    $59.99 :: 750 ML

    1476 brodhead rd, monaca

    724.773.7401 :: regular-ass store

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

    $44.99 :: 750 ML

    320 smithfield st, pittsburgh

    412.565.7689 :: premium collection

  14. woodford reserve kentucky derby reserve straight bourbon 90 proof (3)

    $39.99 :: 1 L

    1112 chestnut st #28 philadelphia, pa, 19107-

    Phone: :: premium collection

  15. compass box scotch great king street blended 86 proof (2)

    $38.99 :: 750 ML

    1036 lititz pike, lititz

    717.625.7080 :: premium collection

  16. buchanan's 12 year old scotch wtih ice bucket and tongs (1)

    $33.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $29.99

    861 e lancaster ave, downingtown

    610.518.4647 :: regular-ass store

  17. antiquary scotch whisky 12 year old 80 proof (8)

    $29.99 :: 750 ML

    5990 university blvd, coraopolis

    412.269.2607 :: regular-ass store

  18. jameson irish whiskey gift tin (6)

    $28.99 :: 750 ML

    1446 point breeze ave, philadelphia

    215.952.1032 :: regular-ass store

  19. cabot trail maple whiskey canada 64 proof (3)

    $24.99 :: 750 ML

    7200 peach st, erie

    814.866.2636 :: regular-ass store

  20. wild turkey 101 bourbon gift set (1)

    $23.99 :: 750 ML

    5 n 12th st, philadelphia

    215.560.7054 :: regular-ass store

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

    $23.99 :: 750 ML

    141 n railroad st, tamaqua

    570.952.3370 :: regular-ass store

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

    $21.99 :: 750 ML

    5990 university blvd, coraopolis

    412.269.2607 :: regular-ass store

  23. dimple pinch scotch 15 year old (1)

    $21.99 :: 750 ML

    1101 woodland rd, wyomissing

    610.378.4559 :: premium collection

  24. jesse james america's outlaw bourbon whiskey 80 proof (1)

    $17.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $10.99

    1682 n atherton st, state college

    814.863.6525 :: premium collection

  25. paddy irish whiskey (3)

    $16.99 :: 1 L

    141 n railroad st, tamaqua

    570.952.3370 :: regular-ass store

  26. cabin fever maple whiskey (11)

    $12.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $10.99

    230 w hamilton ave, state college

    814.863.6519 :: regular-ass store

  27. red stag spiced whiskey (1)

    $12.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $10.99

    1237 s 11th st, philadelphia

    215.952.1052 :: regular-ass store

3

gin

  1. koval gin 94 proof (9)

    $44.99 :: 750 ML

    3845 northern pike, monroeville

    412.380.1308 :: premium collection

  2. 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

  3. pinnacle gin 80 proof (13)

    $6.99 :: 375 ML

    sale price: $4.99

    125 towne centre dr, ste 500, wexford

    724.933.1120 :: premium collection

12

rum

  1. el dorado special reserve rum 21 year old 80 proof (1)

    $124.99 :: 750 ML

    125 w. dekalb pk, king of prussia

    610.768.3102 :: premium collection

  2. 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

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

    $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 (1)

    $23.99 :: 750 ML

    1682 n atherton st, state college

    814.863.6525 :: premium collection

  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 (3)

    $18.99 :: 750 ML

    821 w lancaster ave, ste 310, wayne

    610.964.5030 :: premium collection

  8. gosling's dark n stormy rum gift set (6)

    $18.99 :: 750 ML

    4906-4908 baltimore ave, philadelphia

    215.726.4046 :: regular-ass store

  9. calypso coconut rum (3)

    $12.99 :: 1.75 L

    sale price: $10.99

    552 lancaster ave, berwyn

    610.699.1100 :: regular-ass store

  10. malibu island spiced rum (1)

    $11.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $9.99

    3718 easton-nazareth hwy, easton

    610.258.8597 :: premium collection

  11. captain morgan silver spiced rum (1)

    $10.99 :: 750 ML

    162 eagleview blvd, exton

    610.450.6600 :: premium collection

  12. ronrico gold rum (23)

    $9.99 :: 1.75 L

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

    717.397.7955 :: regular-ass store

8

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. patron anejo tequila classic cocktail gift set (1)

    $54.99 :: 750 ML

    162 eagleview blvd, exton

    610.450.6600 :: premium collection

  3. 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

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

    $29.99 :: 750 ML

    3845 northern pike, monroeville

    412.380.1308 :: premium collection

  5. metl blanco tequila (5)

    $24.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $21.99

    105 w 18th st, erie

    814.871.4785 :: regular-ass store

  6. el jimador reposado tequila with glass (1)

    $21.99 :: 750 ML

    137 e main st, lock haven

    570.893.2950 :: regular-ass store

  7. patron tequila anejo 80 proof (1)

    $16.99 :: 375 ML

    8705 germantown ave, philadelphia

    215.753.4520 :: premium collection

  8. el charro reposado tequila (1)

    $11.99 :: 750 ML

    1516 n cedar crest blvd, allentown

    610.530.2123 :: 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 margaux 2000 (3)

    $2499.99 :: 750 ML

    558 centerville rd, ste d, lancaster

    717.898.5944 :: premium collection

  3. chateau petrus 2012 (6)

    $2299.99 :: 750 ML

    62 greenfield ave, ardmore

    610.645.5010 :: 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. 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

  4. wine for dummies pinot grigio (1)

    $3.99 :: 750 ML

    161 e swedesford rd, wayne

    610.964.6724 :: premium collection

  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. la sierra cabernet sauvignon (12)

    $3.99 :: 1.5 L

    2550 grant ave, ste 130, philadelphia

    215.330.1308 :: premium collection

  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. manischewitz moscato (1)

    $3.99 :: 750 ML

    128 s 69th st, upper darby

    610.853.9023 :: regular-ass store

  9. croctails mojito frozen cocktail pouch (1)

    $3.99 :: 375 ML

    sale price: $1.99

    2807 s front st, philadelphia

    215.952.1000 :: regular-ass store

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

    $4.99 :: 750 ML

    119 west city ave, bala cynwyd

    610.660.6443 :: premium collection

175

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. domaine dujac echezeaux 2005 (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. remoissenet bienvenues batard montrachet 2005 (1)

    $246.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $175.99

    109 blue spruce way, murrysville

    724.519.7336 :: premium collection

Top 10 discounted %

  1. la sorte amarone della valpolicella classico 2010 (2)

    $37.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $18.99

    20111 rte 19, cranberry twp

    724.776.0300 :: premium collection

  2. la fleur de marville pauillac 2011 (1)

    $39.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $19.99

    119 west city ave, bala cynwyd

    610.660.6443 :: premium collection

  3. mastroberardino taurasi naturalis historia 2007 (2)

    $59.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $29.99

    431 eisenhower dr, hanover

    717.630.3180 :: premium collection

  4. jean noel haton extra brut nv (1)

    $44.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $22.99

    431 eisenhower dr, hanover

    717.630.3180 :: premium collection

  5. 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

  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. the bay seasoned vodka (6)

    $24.99 :: 1 L

    sale price: $14.99

    2118 cottman ave, philadelphia

    215.745.0832 :: regular-ass store

  8. 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

  9. three somms amitie napa red 2007 (1)

    $22.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $13.99

    162 eagleview blvd, exton

    610.450.6600 :: premium collection

  10. tomas cusine auzelles costers del segre 2011 (2)

    $25.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $15.99

    521 beaver st, sewickley

    412.749.4500 :: premium collection

$23.99

median price

88 at $12.99

most common price

240

most bottles

feudi di san gregorio privilegio passito 2008

$19.99

62 greenfield ave, ardmore :: 610.645.5010

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.