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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.

24 January 2017

total boozicorns

stores with boozicorns

top 10 stores

22

whisk(e)y

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

    $299.99 :: 750 ML

    1751 wilmington pike, glen mills

    484.840.1241 :: premium collection

  2. glenmorangie single malt scotch highland 18 year old 86 proof (1)

    $114.99 :: 750 ML

    17-19 leopard rd, ste d1, d2, d3, paoli

    610.251.8027 :: premium collection

  3. 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

  4. antiquary scotch whisky 21 year old 86 proof (8)

    $87.99 :: 750 ML

    5990 university blvd, coraopolis

    412.269.2607 :: regular-ass store

  5. the glenlivet nadurra scotch 16 year old (2)

    $69.99 :: 750 ML

    2547 e market st, york

    717.751.6884 :: premium collection

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

    $59.99 :: 750 ML

    1476 brodhead rd, monaca

    724.773.7401 :: regular-ass store

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

    $49.99 :: 750 ML

    161 e swedesford rd, wayne

    610.964.6724 :: premium collection

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

    $46.99 :: 750 ML

    724 south st, philadelphia

    215.560.6900 :: regular-ass store

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

    $44.99 :: 750 ML

    320 smithfield st, pittsburgh

    412.565.7689 :: premium collection

  10. 1792 single barrel straight bourbon 98 proof (4)

    $39.99 :: 750 ML

    3845 northern pike, monroeville

    412.380.1308 :: premium collection

  11. woodford reserve kentucky derby reserve straight bourbon 90 proof (4)

    $39.99 :: 1 L

    1112 chestnut st #28 philadelphia, pa, 19107-

    Phone: :: premium collection

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

    $37.99 :: 750 ML

    5956 centre ave, ste 201, pittsburgh

    412.204.8002 :: premium collection

  13. antiquary scotch whisky 12 year old 80 proof (9)

    $29.99 :: 750 ML

    5990 university blvd, coraopolis

    412.269.2607 :: regular-ass store

  14. jameson irish whiskey gift tin (6)

    $28.99 :: 750 ML

    1446 point breeze ave, philadelphia

    215.952.1032 :: regular-ass store

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

    $24.99 :: 750 ML

    7200 peach st, erie

    814.866.2636 :: regular-ass store

  16. wild turkey 101 bourbon gift set (1)

    $23.99 :: 750 ML

    5 n 12th st, philadelphia

    215.560.7054 :: regular-ass store

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

    $23.99 :: 750 ML

    141 n railroad st, tamaqua

    570.952.3370 :: regular-ass store

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

    $21.99 :: 750 ML

    5990 university blvd, coraopolis

    412.269.2607 :: regular-ass store

  19. buffalo trace bourbon cream liqueur 30 proof (1)

    $19.99 :: 750 ML

    1682 n atherton st, state college

    814.863.6525 :: premium collection

  20. paddy irish whiskey (3)

    $16.99 :: 1 L

    141 n railroad st, tamaqua

    570.952.3370 :: regular-ass store

  21. red stag spiced whiskey (1)

    $12.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $10.99

    1237 s 11th st, philadelphia

    215.952.1052 :: regular-ass store

  22. old smuggler scotch 4 year old (1)

    $7.99 :: 1 L

    sale price: $5.99

    125 towne centre dr, ste 500, wexford

    724.933.1120 :: premium collection

4

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

  4. tanqueray imported dry gin (1)

    $5.99 :: 200 ML

    sale price: $3.99

    35 briar creek rd, berwick

    570.759.4500 :: regular-ass store

9

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. el dorado special reserve rum 15 year old 80 proof (2)

    $46.99 :: 750 ML

    180 w girard ave, philadelphia

    215.560.5011 :: premium collection

  3. jav's rum 7 year old mexico 80 proof (4)

    $27.99 :: 750 ML

    2136 wilkes-barre township market pl, wilkes-barre

    570.824.1485 :: regular-ass store

  4. 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

  5. captain morgan original spiced rum 100 proof (1)

    $19.99 :: 1 L

    8090 mcintyre square dr, pittsburgh

    412.635.2180 :: premium collection

  6. appleton estate rum vx with ice cube trays (4)

    $18.99 :: 750 ML

    821 w lancaster ave, ste 310, wayne

    610.964.5030 :: premium collection

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

    $18.99 :: 750 ML

    4906-4908 baltimore ave, philadelphia

    215.726.4046 :: regular-ass store

  8. calypso coconut rum (4)

    $12.99 :: 1.75 L

    sale price: $10.99

    552 lancaster ave, berwyn

    610.699.1100 :: regular-ass store

  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

11

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 roca anejo tequila 80 proof (6)

    $89.99 :: 750 ML

    2161 memorial hwy, ste 101, dallas

    570.675.3318 :: premium collection

  3. patron roca reposado tequila 80 proof (6)

    $79.99 :: 750 ML

    2161 memorial hwy, ste 101, dallas

    570.675.3318 :: premium collection

  4. patron anejo tequila classic cocktail gift set (1)

    $54.99 :: 750 ML

    162 eagleview blvd, exton

    610.450.6600 :: premium collection

  5. 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

  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 (1)

    $21.99 :: 750 ML

    137 e main st, lock haven

    570.893.2950 :: 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

  11. jose cuervo black tequila (1)

    $13.99 :: 750 ML

    301 n lewis rd, ste 170, royersford

    610.792.2080 :: regular-ass store

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. chateau haut brion 2009 (3)

    $1294.99 :: 750 ML

    62 greenfield ave, ardmore

    610.645.5010 :: premium collection

  7. bollinger r d extra brut champagne jero 2000 (1)

    $1199.99 :: 3 L

    62 greenfield ave, ardmore

    610.645.5010 :: premium collection

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. catena zapata malbec agrentino mendoza 2009 (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 red (1)

    $2.99 :: 750 ML

    4015 freeport rd, natrona heights

    724.224.2127 :: regular-ass store

  5. 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

  6. savory and james sherry sampler gift set (1)

    $3.59 :: 400 ML

    132 ben avon heights rd, pittsburgh

    412.366.1519 :: one-stop shoppe

  7. wine for dummies pinot grigio (1)

    $3.99 :: 750 ML

    161 e swedesford rd, wayne

    610.964.6724 :: premium collection

  8. 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

  9. bandit merlot (2)

    $3.99 :: 500 ML

    sale price: $1.99

    129 s main st, ste 400, lewistown

    717.242.5031 :: regular-ass store

  10. manischewitz moscato (1)

    $3.99 :: 750 ML

    128 s 69th st, upper darby

    610.853.9023 :: regular-ass store

173

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. 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

  2. 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

  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. monteverro tinata 2009 (1)

    $59.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $29.99

    222 northern blvd, ste c, clarks summit

    570.586.0341 :: premium collection

  5. terralsole mario bollag brunello di montalcino 2007 (1)

    $54.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $27.99

    201 2nd ave, ste 107, collegeville

    610.409.1161 :: premium collection

  6. jean noel haton extra brut nv (1)

    $44.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $22.99

    431 eisenhower dr, hanover

    717.630.3180 :: premium collection

  7. clarendon hills syrah brookman 2008 (1)

    $36.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $18.99

    5070 jonestown rd, harrisburg

    717.671.0435 :: premium collection

  8. 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

  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

95 at $19.99

most common price

70

most bottles

some young punks passion has red lips cabernet sauvignon shiraz south australia 2014

$19.99

850 s valley forge rd, lansdale :: 215.361.4206

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