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.

07 December 2019

total boozicorns

stores with boozicorns

top 10 stores

53

whisk(e)y

  1. orphan barrel whiskey distilling co. forager’s keep single malt scotch 26 year old (1)

    $399.99 :: 750 ML

    1130 perry hwy, pittsburgh

    412.364.1936 :: premium collection

  2. midleton irish whiskey very rare vintage release 80 proof (2)

    $219.99 :: 750 ML

    32 s 2nd st, philadelphia

    215.560.7060 :: regular-ass store

  3. widow jane the vaults straight bourbon whiskey 14 year old 95 proof (1)

    $149.99 :: 750 ML

    62 greenfield ave, ardmore

    610.645.5010 :: premium collection

  4. four roses single barrel bourbon whisky barrel strength fwgs 14th edition obsv 116 proof (43)

    $89.99 :: 750 ML

    1516 n cedar crest blvd, allentown

    610.530.2123 :: premium collection

  5. four roses fwgs 29th edition barrel strength single barrel kentucky straight bourbon whiskey oesk 116 proof (65)

    $89.99 :: 750 ML

    132 bldg. c veterans ln, doylestown

    215.340.1427 :: premium collection

  6. four roses single barrel bourbon whisky barrel strength fwgs 15th edition obsf 116 proof (38)

    $89.99 :: 750 ML

    180 w girard ave, philadelphia

    215.560.5011 :: premium collection

  7. four roses fwgs 30th edition barrel strength single barrel kentucky straight bourbon whiskey oesk 116 proof (63)

    $89.99 :: 750 ML

    5956 centre ave, ste 201, pittsburgh

    412.204.8002 :: premium collection

  8. widow jane straight bourbon whiskey 12 year 99 proof (1)

    $84.99 :: 750 ML

    605 main st, forest city

    570.785.5305 :: regular-ass store

  9. laphroaig cairdeas islay single malt scotch whisky quarter cask cask strength 114 proof (1)

    $79.99 :: 750 ML

    1903 e 3rd st, williamsport

    570.321.6505 :: premium collection

  10. tullamore dew single malt irish whiskey 14 year old 82 proof (2)

    $69.99 :: 750 ML

    62 greenfield ave, ardmore

    610.645.5010 :: premium collection

  11. the glenlivet nadurra scotch 16 year old (1)

    $69.99 :: 750 ML

    5837 easton rd, pipersville

    215.249.2803 :: regular-ass store

  12. russell's reserve bourbon fwgs private barrel 19 1097 (46)

    $64.99 :: 750 ML

    1516 n cedar crest blvd, allentown

    610.530.2123 :: premium collection

  13. russell's reserve bourbon fwgs private barrel 19 1086 (48)

    $64.99 :: 750 ML

    20111 rte 19, cranberry twp

    724.776.0300 :: premium collection

  14. wild turkey kentucky spirit straight bourbon 101 proof fwgs 19 1080 (58)

    $64.99 :: 750 ML

    20111 rte 19, cranberry twp

    724.776.0300 :: premium collection

  15. wild turkey kentucky spirits bourbon fwgs private barrel 19 1081 (85)

    $64.99 :: 750 ML

    2547 e market st, york

    717.751.6884 :: premium collection

  16. smooth ambler bourbon single barrel select 13 year old 105 proof (1)

    $64.99 :: 750 ML

    1465 w broad st, ste 19, quakertown

    267.371.1450 :: premium collection

  17. jack daniel's heritage tennessee whiskey single barrel 100 proof (1)

    $64.99 :: 750 ML

    222 northern blvd, ste c, clarks summit

    570.586.0341 :: premium collection

  18. stoll and wolfe pennsylvania rye whiskey 90 proof (4)

    $59.99 :: 750 ML

    6560 carlisle pike, ste 350, mechanicsburg

    717.795.6327 :: regular-ass store

  19. bib and tucker bourbon 6 year 92 proof (1)

    $54.99 :: 750 ML

    1622 lincoln hwy e, lancaster

    717.396.7193 :: regular-ass store

  20. journeyman distillery featherbone bourbon whiskey michigan 90 proof (2)

    $49.99 :: 750 ML

    933 paoli pike, west chester

    610.436.1706 :: premium collection

  21. knob creek single barrel reserve bourbon 120 proof barrel 9107 (34)

    $49.99 :: 750 ML

    1516 n cedar crest blvd, allentown

    610.530.2123 :: premium collection

  22. knob creek single barrel reserve bourbon 120 proof barrel 9108 (36)

    $49.99 :: 750 ML

    2547 e market st, york

    717.751.6884 :: premium collection

  23. knob creek single barrel reserve bourbon 120 proof barrel 9109 (36)

    $49.99 :: 750 ML

    180 w girard ave, philadelphia

    215.560.5011 :: premium collection

  24. knob creek single barrel reserve bourbon 120 proof barrel 9104 (35)

    $49.99 :: 750 ML

    132 bldg. c veterans ln, doylestown

    215.340.1427 :: premium collection

  25. knob creek single barrel reserve bourbon 120 proof barrel 9102 (36)

    $49.99 :: 750 ML

    5956 centre ave, ste 201, pittsburgh

    412.204.8002 :: premium collection

  26. knob creek single barrel reserve bourbon 120 proof barrel 9103 (36)

    $49.99 :: 750 ML

    20111 rte 19, cranberry twp

    724.776.0300 :: premium collection

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

    $49.99 :: 750 ML

    1112 chestnut st #28, philadelphia

    215.923.1790 :: premium collection

  28. koval millet whiskey single barrel cask 1882 fwgs 80 proof (2)

    $48.99 :: 750 ML

    1112 chestnut st #28, philadelphia

    215.923.1790 :: premium collection

  29. woodford straight bourbon whiskey reserve personal selection 90 proof 1l (4)

    $46.99 :: 1 L

    935 old york rd, jenkintown

    215.517.2993 :: premium collection

  30. elijah craig single barrel bourbon 5569170 9 year 94 proof fwgs (84)

    $42.99 :: 750 ML

    132 bldg. c veterans ln, doylestown

    215.340.1427 :: premium collection

  31. elijah craig single barrel bourbon 5569189 9 year 94 proof fwgs (113)

    $42.99 :: 750 ML

    180 w girard ave, philadelphia

    215.560.5011 :: premium collection

  32. elijah craig single barrel bourbon 5575206 9 year 94 proof fwgs (92)

    $42.99 :: 750 ML

    1516 n cedar crest blvd, allentown

    610.530.2123 :: premium collection

  33. elijah craig single barrel bourbon 5513979 9 year 94 proof fwgs (96)

    $42.99 :: 750 ML

    5956 centre ave, ste 201, pittsburgh

    412.204.8002 :: premium collection

  34. the pogues irish whiskey 80 proof (2)

    $39.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $19.99

    2 river street, suite 2 jim thorpe, pa, 18229-

    570.325.8153 :: regular-ass store

  35. dewar's blended scotch whisky the ancestor 12 year oak casksglass and ice mold pack 80 proof (3)

    $34.99 :: 750 ML

    shoppes at longwood village 855 e baltimore pike suite 0 kennett square, pa, 19348-

    Phone: :: premium collection

  36. maker's mark kentucky straight bourbon whisky 90 proof gift pack with ornament (10)

    $29.99 :: 750 ML

    821 w lancaster ave, ste 310, wayne

    610.964.5030 :: premium collection

  37. the dubliner irish whiskey bourbon cask aged 80 proof (1)

    $29.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $14.99

    724 south st, philadelphia

    215.560.6900 :: regular-ass store

  38. barenjager honey and bourbon 70 proof (1)

    $27.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $13.99

    160 market st #6, collegeville

    610.489.4582 :: premium collection

  39. 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

  40. jack daniel's tennessee honey whiskey with nba basketball ice mold (5)

    $25.99 :: 750 ML

    123 s easton rd, glenside

    215.517.2989 :: regular-ass store

  41. jack daniel's tennessee fire whiskey with 2 shot glasses 70 proof (1)

    $25.99 :: 750 ML

    128 s 69th st, upper darby

    610.853.9023 :: regular-ass store

  42. rebel yell kentucky straight bourbon 80 proof root beer whiskey 70 proof and ginger whiskey 70 proof holiday variety 3 pack (1)

    $24.99 :: 1125 ML

    4906-4908 baltimore ave, philadelphia

    215.726.4046 :: regular-ass store

  43. 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

  44. tomatin scotch 12yr 15yr 18yr 3 50 ml (6)

    $19.99 :: 150 ML

    724 south st, philadelphia

    215.560.6900 :: regular-ass store

  45. bird dog chocolate whiskey 80 proof (1)

    $17.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $8.99

    3521 cottman ave, philadelphia

    215.708.3125 :: regular-ass store

  46. teacher's highland cream blended scotch whisky (1)

    $16.99 :: 1 L

    sale price: $12.99

    62 greenfield ave, ardmore

    610.645.5010 :: premium collection

  47. drinkworks classic collection whiskey sour 44 proof 4x50ml (1)

    $15.99 :: 200 ML

    shoppes at belmont 1565 fruitville pk lancaster, pa, 17601-

    717.299.7661 :: premium collection

  48. evan williams fire cinnamon whiskey 70 proof (1)

    $15.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $7.99

    2115 n 22nd st, philadelphia

    215.978.2536 :: regular-ass store

  49. johnnie walker black scotch whisky 80 proof (1)

    $12.99 :: 200 ML

    sale price: $6.49

    475 ben franklin s, ste 5, indiana

    724.357.4853 :: premium collection

  50. red stag hardcore cider whiskey (6)

    $12.99 :: 750 ML

    1038 latrobe 30 plz, ste 311, latrobe

    724.520.3203 :: regular-ass store

  51. ezra brooks kentucky straight bourbon whiskey sour mash pet 90 proof (5)

    $11.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $9.59

    217 atwood st, pittsburgh

    412.688.1943 :: regular-ass store

  52. 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

  53. 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

6

gin

  1. barr hill gin tom cat barrel aged gin and raw honey gift set 90 proof (4)

    $49.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $29.99

    119 west city ave, bala cynwyd

    610.660.6443 :: premium collection

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

    $39.99 :: 1 L

    802 shrewsbury commons ave, shrewsbury

    717.759.2639 :: premium collection

  3. hendrick's gin midsummer solstice 86 proof (1)

    $36.99 :: 750 ML

    1101 woodland rd, wyomissing

    610.378.4559 :: premium collection

  4. ramhorn distillery stirred by an angel london dry gin 100 proof (33)

    $27.99 :: 750 ML

    5730 shaffer rd, dubois

    814.375.5950 :: regular-ass store

  5. drinkworks simply refreshing collection gin and tonic 42 proof 4x50ml (1)

    $15.99 :: 200 ML

    shoppes at belmont 1565 fruitville pk lancaster, pa, 17601-

    717.299.7661 :: premium collection

  6. seagram's pineapple twisted gin 70 proof (1)

    $13.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $6.99

    102 n 8th ave, lebanon

    717.272.1979 :: regular-ass store

3

rum

  1. zaya rum with glasses 80 proof (1)

    $32.99 :: 750 ML

    821 w lancaster ave, ste 310, wayne

    610.964.5030 :: premium collection

  2. admiral nelson's black patch spiced rum 94 proof (1)

    $13.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $6.99

    127 west lancaster avenue wayne, pa, 19087-

    610.688.6154 :: premium collection

  3. bacardi oakheart spiced rum 70 proof (1)

    $5.49 :: 200 ML

    sale price: $2.74

    404 huntingdon pike, rockledge

    215.214.4060 :: regular-ass store

12

agave

  1. gran patron piedra tequila extra anejo 4 year 80 proof (1)

    $399.99 :: 750 ML

    1112 chestnut st #28, philadelphia

    215.923.1790 :: premium collection

  2. don julio reposado double cask tequila 80 proof (1)

    $59.99 :: 750 ML

    1903 e 3rd st, williamsport

    570.321.6505 :: premium collection

  3. patron barrel select tequila anejo fwgs edition 1 80 proof (6)

    $54.99 :: 750 ML

    1112 chestnut st #28, philadelphia

    215.923.1790 :: premium collection

  4. chamucos tequila blanco 80 proof (1)

    $44.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $26.99

    808 vanderbilt rd, connellsville

    724.620.2895 :: regular-ass store

  5. el mayor anejo tequila single barrel a220 fwgs 80 proof (1)

    $39.99 :: 750 ML

    180 w girard ave, philadelphia

    215.560.5011 :: premium collection

  6. el mayor tequila anejo barrel select g67 80 proof (6)

    $39.99 :: 750 ML

    1237 s 11th st, philadelphia

    215.952.1052 :: regular-ass store

  7. el mayor reposado tequila barrel select no3 fwgs edition 1 (1)

    $34.99 :: 750 ML

    1682 n atherton st, state college

    814.863.6525 :: premium collection

  8. peligroso tequila silver 80 proof (1)

    $29.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $14.99

    1515 locust st, # 100, philadelphia

    215.545.1112 :: premium collection

  9. el jimador tequila silver with glass 80 proof (2)

    $21.99 :: 750 ML

    127 west lancaster avenue wayne, pa, 19087-

    610.688.6154 :: premium collection

  10. el jimador tequila reposado with glass gift set 80 proof (8)

    $21.99 :: 750 ML

    127 west lancaster avenue wayne, pa, 19087-

    610.688.6154 :: premium collection

  11. sauza cucumber chili flavor tequila 70 proof (2)

    $17.99 :: 750 ML

    431 eisenhower dr, hanover

    717.630.3180 :: premium collection

  12. casamigos tequila blanco 80 proof (60)

    $2.99 :: 50 ML

    4721 perkiomen ave, reading

    610.370.5910 :: regular-ass store

Top 10 by price

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

    $899.99 :: 750 ML

    62 greenfield ave, ardmore

    610.645.5010 :: premium collection

  2. chateau d'yquem sauternes 2010 (1)

    $878.49 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $702.79

    62 greenfield ave, ardmore

    610.645.5010 :: premium collection

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

    $849.99 :: 1.5 L

    sale price: $679.99

    5956 centre ave, ste 201, pittsburgh

    412.204.8002 :: premium collection

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

    $599.99 :: 750 ML

    62 greenfield ave, ardmore

    610.645.5010 :: premium collection

  5. domaine f raveneau chablis grand cru valmur 2015 (3)

    $499.99 :: 750 ML

    62 greenfield ave, ardmore

    610.645.5010 :: premium collection

  6. maison louis jadot le montrachet 2013 (2)

    $454.99 :: 750 ML

    125 w. dekalb pk, king of prussia

    610.768.3102 :: premium collection

  7. domaine louis jadot gevrey chambertin grand cru chambertin clos de beze 2016 (4)

    $419.99 :: 750 ML

    1112 chestnut st #28, philadelphia

    215.923.1790 :: premium collection

  8. odette reserve cabernet sauvignon stag's leap district napa 2015 (2)

    $399.99 :: 750 ML

    62 greenfield ave, ardmore

    610.645.5010 :: premium collection

  9. moet nectar imperial rose 3l (1)

    $399.99 :: 3 L

    2040 market st, philadelphia

    215.241.1497 :: premium collection

  10. chateau palmer margaux 2016 (5)

    $399.99 :: 750 ML

    821 w lancaster ave, ste 310, wayne

    610.964.5030 :: premium collection

Bottom 10 by price

  1. bicerin di gianduiotto italian chocolate liqueur 30 proof (50)

    $2.49 :: 50 ML

    9 s main st, mercersburg

    717.328.3424 :: regular-ass store

  2. clamato tomato cocktail 10 proof (2)

    $2.74 :: 1 L

    35 briar creek rd, berwick

    570.759.4500 :: regular-ass store

  3. clamato tomato cocktail 10 proof (2)

    $2.74 :: 1 L

    35 briar creek rd, berwick

    570.759.4500 :: regular-ass store

  4. casamigos tequila blanco 80 proof (60)

    $2.99 :: 50 ML

    4721 perkiomen ave, reading

    610.370.5910 :: regular-ass store

  5. hrm rex goliath chardonnay california 500 ml (4)

    $4.99 :: 500 ML

    222 northern blvd, ste c, clarks summit

    570.586.0341 :: premium collection

  6. naked grape pinot noir (3)

    $5.44 :: 750 ML

    167 7th st, renovo

    570.923.2731 :: regular-ass store

  7. kentucky pete's just apple cider 4-355ml (1)

    $5.44 :: 1420 ML

    2800 robinson blvd, pittsburgh

    412.473.4204 :: regular-ass store

  8. bacardi oakheart spiced rum 70 proof (1)

    $5.49 :: 200 ML

    sale price: $2.74

    404 huntingdon pike, rockledge

    215.214.4060 :: regular-ass store

  9. blue nun authentic white (2)

    $6.04 :: 750 ML

    1890 mcclellandtown rd, masontown

    724.583.0470 :: regular-ass store

  10. lolailo white sangria (14)

    $6.04 :: 1.5 L

    phoenixville plaza 700 nutt road, suite 710 phoenixville, pa, 19460-

    610.933.5469 :: premium collection

65

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

    $849.99 :: 1.5 L

    sale price: $679.99

    5956 centre ave, ste 201, pittsburgh

    412.204.8002 :: premium collection

  3. paul hobbs cabernet sauvignon napa valley beckstoffer to kalon vineyard 2012 (1)

    $366.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $293.59

    125 towne centre dr, ste 500, wexford

    724.933.1120 :: premium collection

  4. roger peguet charmes chambertin 2014 (3)

    $139.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $69.99

    1515 locust st, # 100, philadelphia

    215.545.1112 :: premium collection

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

    $99.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $49.99

    161 e swedesford rd, wayne

    610.964.6724 :: premium collection

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. vietti barbera d'alba vigna vecchia scarrone 2013 (1)

    $198.49 :: 1.5 L

    sale price: $158.79

    1112 chestnut st #28, philadelphia

    215.923.1790 :: premium collection

  9. azienda agricola montevetrano montevetrano colli di salerno igt 2011 (22)

    $69.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $34.99

    2310 linglestown rd, harrisburg

    717.671.8751 :: premium collection

  10. 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

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. cambria benchbreak chardonnay santa maria valley 2014 (1)

    $21.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $10.99

    310 n. 10th st., ste. 200, lewisburg

    570.523.9160 :: premium collection

  5. clendenen family vineyards pip chardonnay santa maria 2013 (4)

    $21.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $10.99

    5035 township line rd, drexel hill

    610.860.9405 :: premium collection

  6. louis blanc cotes de brouilly 2012 (3)

    $21.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $10.99

    1130 perry hwy, pittsburgh

    412.364.1936 :: premium collection

  7. 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

  8. chateau musar jeune rouge 2013 (2)

    $21.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $10.99

    1305 west chester pike, ste 44b, havertown

    610.860.9410 :: regular-ass store

  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. subarashii kudamono asian pear pennsylvania sparkling methode effervescence nv (1)

    $21.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $10.99

    5035 township line rd, drexel hill

    610.860.9405 :: premium collection

$18.99

median price

83 at $19.99

most common price

113

most bottles

elijah craig single barrel bourbon 5569189 9 year 94 proof fwgs

$42.99

180 w girard ave, philadelphia :: 215.560.5011

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.