The site's logo: A unicorn with a wine bottle for a horn. Pretty great.

Every day across Pennsylvania, as much as 15 percent of the 14,000 alcohol-related products the commonwealth's Liquor Control Board sells in its 600 monopoly retail stores are available in only one of them. That can be 2,000 products, for one reason or another, for sale in just one place for 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 February 2020

total boozicorns

stores with boozicorns

top 10 stores

43

whisk(e)y

  1. gordon and macphail mortlach single malt scotch whisky cask strength 13 year 115 proof (1)

    $182.99 :: 750 ML

    2501 leechburg rd, ste f, lower burrell

    724.334.3090 :: regular-ass store

  2. the yamazaki single malt whiskey 12 year 86 proof (2)

    $124.99 :: 750 ML

    775 gap newport rd, lot e-1, avondale

    610.268.1696 :: premium collection

  3. four roses single barrel bourbon whisky barrel strength fwgs 15th edition obsf 116 proof (23)

    $89.99 :: 750 ML

    180 w girard ave, philadelphia

    215.560.5011 :: premium collection

  4. four roses single barrel bourbon whisky barrel strength fwgs 14th edition obsv 116 proof (15)

    $89.99 :: 750 ML

    1516 n cedar crest blvd, allentown

    610.530.2123 :: premium collection

  5. four roses fwgs 30th edition barrel strength single barrel kentucky straight bourbon whiskey oesk 116 proof (19)

    $89.99 :: 750 ML

    5956 centre ave, ste 201, pittsburgh

    412.204.8002 :: premium collection

  6. four roses fwgs 29th edition barrel strength single barrel kentucky straight bourbon whiskey oesk 116 proof (27)

    $89.99 :: 750 ML

    132 bldg. c veterans ln, doylestown

    215.340.1427 :: premium collection

  7. four roses single barrel bourbon whisky barrel strength fwgs 16th edition oesk 115 proof (15)

    $89.99 :: 750 ML

    2547 e market st, york

    717.751.6884 :: 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. jefferson's reserve twin oak bourbon custom barrel 90 proof (4)

    $79.99 :: 750 ML

    3413 fox st, philadelphia

    215.221.1303 :: regular-ass store

  10. tullamore dew trilogy irish whiskey 15 year old 80 proof (1)

    $79.99 :: 750 ML

    775 gap newport rd, lot e-1, avondale

    610.268.1696 :: premium collection

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

    $79.99 :: 750 ML

    2671 shillington rd, sinking spring

    610.927.3265 :: regular-ass store

  12. redbreast irish whiskey lustau 92 proof (1)

    $66.99 :: 750 ML

    2395 old york rd, jamison

    215.918.2487 :: regular-ass store

  13. russell's kentucky stright bourbon whiskey reserve single barrel fwgs 110 proof (1)

    $64.99 :: 750 ML

    3413 fox st, philadelphia

    215.221.1303 :: regular-ass store

  14. wild turkey kentucky spirits bourbon fwgs private barrel 19 1081 (75)

    $64.99 :: 750 ML

    2547 e market st, york

    717.751.6884 :: premium collection

  15. blanton's single barrel bourbon 93 proof (1)

    $59.99 :: 750 ML

    62 greenfield ave, ardmore

    610.645.5010 :: premium collection

  16. glenfiddich scotch 12 year 15 year and 18 year 3x200 ml 80 proof (2)

    $59.99 :: 600 ML

    sale price: $47.99

    2547 e market st, york

    717.751.6884 :: premium collection

  17. wigle afterglow ginger whiskey 81 proof (1)

    $57.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $46.39

    109 blue spruce way, murrysville

    724.519.7336 :: premium collection

  18. jim beam harvest bourbon collection signature craft whiskey barley 11 year 90 proof (1)

    $49.99 :: 375 ML

    sale price: $24.99

    1112 chestnut st #28, philadelphia

    215.923.1790 :: premium collection

  19. knob creek single barrel reserve bourbon 120 proof barrel 9109 (5)

    $49.99 :: 750 ML

    180 w girard ave, philadelphia

    215.560.5011 :: premium collection

  20. knob creek single barrel reserve bourbon 120 proof barrel 9104 (22)

    $49.99 :: 750 ML

    132 bldg. c veterans ln, doylestown

    215.340.1427 :: premium collection

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

    $49.99 :: 750 ML

    933 paoli pike, west chester

    610.436.1706 :: premium collection

  22. knob creek single barrel reserve bourbon 120 proof barrel 9103 (9)

    $49.99 :: 750 ML

    20111 rte 19, cranberry twp

    724.776.0300 :: premium collection

  23. knob creek single barrel reserve bourbon 120 proof barrel 9108 (16)

    $49.99 :: 750 ML

    2547 e market st, york

    717.751.6884 :: premium collection

  24. knob creek single barrel reserve bourbon 120 proof barrel 9102 (21)

    $49.99 :: 750 ML

    5956 centre ave, ste 201, pittsburgh

    412.204.8002 :: premium collection

  25. 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

  26. old forester straight bourbon whisky single barrel90 proof (1)

    $44.99 :: 750 ML

    341 dublin pike, perkasie

    215.249.2800 :: regular-ass store

  27. elijah craig single barrel bourbon 5569189 9 year 94 proof fwgs (93)

    $42.99 :: 750 ML

    180 w girard ave, philadelphia

    215.560.5011 :: premium collection

  28. elijah craig single barrel bourbon 5575206 9 year 94 proof fwgs (22)

    $42.99 :: 750 ML

    1516 n cedar crest blvd, allentown

    610.530.2123 :: premium collection

  29. elijah craig single barrel bourbon 5569170 9 year 94 proof fwgs (45)

    $42.99 :: 750 ML

    132 bldg. c veterans ln, doylestown

    215.340.1427 :: premium collection

  30. 1792 sweet wheat straight bourbon 91 proof (1)

    $39.99 :: 750 ML

    137 e main st, lock haven

    570.893.2950 :: regular-ass store

  31. smooth ambler old scout american whiskey hand selected 107 proof (1)

    $39.99 :: 750 ML

    6301 grayson rd, ste a118, harrisburg

    717.558.6494 :: regular-ass store

  32. 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

  33. elijah craig small batch kentucky bourbon 94 proof with ice mold (8)

    $28.99 :: 750 ML

    1112 chestnut st #28, philadelphia

    215.923.1790 :: premium collection

  34. the original xxx popcorn sutton whiskey small batch 88 proof (5)

    $28.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $14.49

    3725 capital city mall dr camp hill, pa, 17011-

    Phone: :: regular-ass store

  35. jack daniel's red dog saloon tennessee whiskey 125th anniversary 86 proof (1)

    $27.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $22.39

    222 northern blvd, ste c, clarks summit

    570.586.0341 :: premium collection

  36. jack daniel's tennessee honey whiskey with nba basketball ice mold (1)

    $25.99 :: 750 ML

    123 s easton rd, glenside

    215.517.2989 :: regular-ass store

  37. jack daniel's tennessee honey whiskey 70 proof with stir sticks (4)

    $25.99 :: 750 ML

    1130 perry hwy, pittsburgh

    412.364.1936 :: premium collection

  38. redneck riviera whiskey 80 proof signed by john rich (1)

    $21.99 :: 750 ML

    1112 chestnut st #28, philadelphia

    215.923.1790 :: premium collection

  39. johnnie walker blue label scotch 80 proof (1)

    $19.99 :: 50 ML

    330 e waterfront dr, homestead

    412.464.2574 :: premium collection

  40. 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

  41. red stag hardcore cider whiskey (6)

    $12.99 :: 750 ML

    1038 latrobe 30 plz, ste 311, latrobe

    724.520.3203 :: regular-ass store

  42. 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

  43. 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

4

gin

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

    $39.99 :: 1 L

    802 shrewsbury commons ave, shrewsbury

    717.759.2639 :: premium collection

  2. aviation gin cocktail muddler set 84 proof (15)

    $27.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $22.39

    1 station cir, narberth

    610.660.6430 :: premium collection

  3. ramhorn distillery stirred by an angel london dry gin 100 proof (18)

    $27.99 :: 750 ML

    5730 shaffer rd, dubois

    814.375.5950 :: regular-ass store

  4. 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

2

rum

  1. 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

  2. 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

13

agave

  1. patron barrel select tequila anejo fwgs edition 1 80 proof (5)

    $54.99 :: 750 ML

    1112 chestnut st #28, philadelphia

    215.923.1790 :: premium collection

  2. chamucos tequila blanco 80 proof (9)

    $44.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $26.99

    1682 n atherton st, state college

    814.863.6525 :: premium collection

  3. casa noble crystal tequila blanco with 1 glass gift pack 80 proof (2)

    $39.99 :: 750 ML

    20111 rte 19, cranberry twp

    724.776.0300 :: premium collection

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. peligroso tequila silver 80 proof (1)

    $29.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $14.99

    1515 locust st, # 100, philadelphia

    215.545.1112 :: premium collection

  7. 1800 tequila silver with 2 steel coasters 80 proof (12)

    $28.99 :: 750 ML

    1 station cir, narberth

    610.660.6430 :: premium collection

  8. jose cuervo traditional silver tequila 80 proof with 2 paloma glasses (3)

    $25.99 :: 750 ML

    1500 garrett rd, upper darby

    610.284.7840 :: regular-ass store

  9. jose cuervo tequila tradicional silver with wooden salt rimmer 80 proof (3)

    $24.99 :: 750 ML

    1 station cir, narberth

    610.660.6430 :: premium collection

  10. el jimador tequila reposado with glass gift set 80 proof (7)

    $21.99 :: 750 ML

    127 west lancaster avenue wayne, pa, 19087-

    610.688.6154 :: premium collection

  11. el jimador tequila silver with glass 80 proof (1)

    $21.99 :: 750 ML

    127 west lancaster avenue wayne, pa, 19087-

    610.688.6154 :: premium collection

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

    $17.99 :: 750 ML

    431 eisenhower dr, hanover

    717.630.3180 :: premium collection

  13. 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. paul hobbs cabernet sauvignon beckstoffer to kalon vineyard 2013 magnum (1)

    $999.99 :: 1.5 L

    sale price: $799.99

    3060 center valley pkwy, ste 835, center valley

    610.871.4304 :: premium collection

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

    $599.99 :: 750 ML

    62 greenfield ave, ardmore

    610.645.5010 :: premium collection

  3. chateau pavie saint emilion grand cru classe 2016 (6)

    $599.99 :: 750 ML

    521 beaver st, sewickley

    412.749.4500 :: premium collection

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

    $499.99 :: 750 ML

    62 greenfield ave, ardmore

    610.645.5010 :: premium collection

  5. maison louis jadot le montrachet 2013 (2)

    $454.99 :: 750 ML

    125 w. dekalb pk, king of prussia

    610.768.3102 :: premium collection

  6. 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

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

    $399.99 :: 750 ML

    62 greenfield ave, ardmore

    610.645.5010 :: premium collection

  8. chateau palmer margaux 2016 (5)

    $399.99 :: 750 ML

    821 w lancaster ave, ste 310, wayne

    610.964.5030 :: premium collection

  9. giuseppe quintarelli alzero cabernet veneto 2008 (2)

    $399.99 :: 750 ML

    125 towne centre dr, ste 500, wexford

    724.933.1120 :: premium collection

  10. lokoya cabernet sauvignon spring mountain napa valley 2014 (1)

    $374.99 :: 750 ML

    1158 mae st, hummelstown

    717.534.2494 :: premium collection

Bottom 10 by price

  1. bicerin di gianduiotto italian white chocolate liqueur 30 proof (2)

    $2.49 :: 50 ML

    162 eagleview blvd, exton

    610.450.6600 :: premium collection

  2. martell cognac vs 80 proof (1)

    $2.49 :: 50 ML

    sale price: $1.99

    330 e waterfront dr, homestead

    412.464.2574 :: premium collection

  3. casamigos tequila blanco 80 proof (60)

    $2.99 :: 50 ML

    4721 perkiomen ave, reading

    610.370.5910 :: regular-ass store

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

    $4.99 :: 500 ML

    222 northern blvd, ste c, clarks summit

    570.586.0341 :: premium collection

  5. naked grape pinot noir (3)

    $5.44 :: 750 ML

    167 7th st, renovo

    570.923.2731 :: regular-ass store

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

    $5.44 :: 1420 ML

    2800 robinson blvd, pittsburgh

    412.473.4204 :: regular-ass store

  7. 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

  8. blue nun authentic white (2)

    $6.04 :: 750 ML

    1890 mcclellandtown rd, masontown

    724.583.0470 :: regular-ass store

  9. lolailo white sangria (14)

    $6.04 :: 1.5 L

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

    610.933.5469 :: premium collection

  10. estampa estate carmenere malbec colchagua valley 2013 (6)

    $6.49 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $3.24

    5000 oxford dr, ste 100, bethel park

    412.851.0403 :: premium collection

59

above $100

Top 10 discounted $

  1. paul hobbs cabernet sauvignon beckstoffer to kalon vineyard 2013 magnum (1)

    $999.99 :: 1.5 L

    sale price: $799.99

    3060 center valley pkwy, ste 835, center valley

    610.871.4304 :: premium collection

  2. dominus estate propriety red napa valley 2014 (1)

    $249.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $199.99

    62 greenfield ave, ardmore

    610.645.5010 :: premium collection

  3. kracher weinlaubenhof kollektion nummer 2 rosenmuskateller trcknbr auslese 2011 (5)

    $97.99 :: 375 ML

    sale price: $48.99

    2040 market st, philadelphia

    215.241.1497 :: premium collection

  4. 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

  5. morlet billet doux alexander valley 2010 (20)

    $92.99 :: 375 ML

    sale price: $46.49

    1025 washington pike, bridgeville

    412.914.0810 :: regular-ass store

  6. 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

  7. domaine philippe charlopin clos vougeot grand cru 2013 (10)

    $171.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $137.59

    3718 easton-nazareth hwy, easton

    610.258.8597 :: premium collection

  8. sokol blosser pinot noir dundee hills orchard block oregon 2012 (8)

    $65.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $32.99

    44 ridge pike, conshohocken

    610.940.1212 :: premium collection

  9. westland distillery core range collection 92 proof 3x200 ml (6)

    $72.99 :: 600 ML

    sale price: $43.79

    11685 bustleton ave, philadelphia

    215.856.6032 :: regular-ass store

  10. liquid farm golden slope chardonnay 2013 (3)

    $57.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $28.99

    8705 germantown ave, philadelphia

    215.753.4520 :: premium collection

Top 10 discounted %

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. clendenen family vineyards pip chardonnay santa maria 2013 (2)

    $21.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $10.99

    5035 township line rd, drexel hill

    610.860.9405 :: premium collection

  4. louis blanc cotes de brouilly 2012 (3)

    $21.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $10.99

    1130 perry hwy, pittsburgh

    412.364.1936 :: premium collection

  5. franciscan merlot napa valley (1)

    $21.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $10.99

    4934 edgmont ave, brookhaven

    610.872.2405 :: pennsylvania lottery

  6. 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

  7. chateau musar jeune rouge 2013 (1)

    $21.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $10.99

    1305 west chester pike, ste 44b, havertown

    610.860.9410 :: regular-ass store

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. twenty grand apple infused vodka 80 proof (2)

    $21.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $10.99

    729 lawrence ave, ellwood city

    724.752.3781 :: regular-ass store

$19.99

median price

82 at $19.99

most common price

93

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.