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.

24 April 2017

total boozicorns

stores with boozicorns

top 10 stores

28

whisk(e)y

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

    $299.99 :: 750 ML

    935 old york rd, jenkintown

    215.517.2993 :: premium collection

  2. johnnie walker blue scotch year of the ram bottle 86 proof (5)

    $259.99 :: 750 ML

    1751 wilmington pike, glen mills

    484.840.1241 :: premium collection

  3. oban single malt scotch distiller's edition 18 year old year round carton (1)

    $224.99 :: 750 ML

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

    610.251.8027 :: premium collection

  4. 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

  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. ardbeg single malt scotch perpetuum 94 proof (1)

    $99.99 :: 750 ML

    2075 springwood rd, unit 30, york

    717.771.4446 :: regular-ass store

  7. tomatin single malt scotch 18 year old 92 proof (8)

    $89.99 :: 750 ML

    2161 memorial hwy, ste 101, dallas

    570.675.3318 :: premium collection

  8. laphroaig single malt scotch 15 year old 86 proof (1)

    $79.99 :: 750 ML

    3415 pleasant valley blvd, ste 82, altoona

    814.943.6520 :: premium collection

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

    $69.99 :: 750 ML

    2547 e market st, york

    717.751.6884 :: premium collection

  10. masterson's straight rye whiskey 10 year old 90 proof (4)

    $62.99 :: 750 ML

    3415 pleasant valley blvd, ste 82, altoona

    814.943.6520 :: premium collection

  11. koval bourbon single cask 1211 110 proof (1)

    $59.99 :: 750 ML

    821 w lancaster ave, ste 310, wayne

    610.964.5030 :: premium collection

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

    $59.99 :: 750 ML

    1476 brodhead rd, monaca

    724.773.7401 :: regular-ass store

  13. stagg jr bourbon 132 proof (2)

    $49.99 :: 750 ML

    160 market st #6 collegeville, pa, 19462-

    Phone: :: premium collection

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

    $46.99 :: 750 ML

    724 south st, philadelphia

    215.560.6900 :: regular-ass store

  15. 1792 single barrel straight bourbon 98 proof (1)

    $39.99 :: 750 ML

    1038 latrobe 30 plz, ste 311, latrobe

    724.520.3203 :: regular-ass store

  16. jim beam signature craft straight bourbon whiskey 12 year old (1)

    $39.99 :: 750 ML

    2503 mickley ave, whitehall

    610.437.2697 :: premium collection

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

    $38.99 :: 750 ML

    1036 lititz pike, lititz

    717.625.7080 :: premium collection

  18. antiquary scotch whisky 12 year old 80 proof (6)

    $29.99 :: 750 ML

    5990 university blvd, coraopolis

    412.269.2607 :: regular-ass store

  19. jameson irish whiskey gift tin (6)

    $28.99 :: 750 ML

    1446 point breeze ave, philadelphia

    215.952.1032 :: regular-ass store

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

    $24.99 :: 750 ML

    7200 peach st, erie

    814.866.2636 :: regular-ass store

  21. wild turkey 101 bourbon gift set (1)

    $23.99 :: 750 ML

    5 n 12th st, philadelphia

    215.560.7054 :: regular-ass store

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

    $23.99 :: 750 ML

    141 n railroad st, tamaqua

    570.952.3370 :: regular-ass store

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

    $21.99 :: 750 ML

    5990 university blvd, coraopolis

    412.269.2607 :: regular-ass store

  24. xxx shine liber tea whiskey 80 proof (3)

    $19.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $12.99

    766 rte 113, store 4, souderton

    215.721.3310 :: regular-ass store

  25. paddy irish whiskey (3)

    $16.99 :: 1 L

    141 n railroad st, tamaqua

    570.952.3370 :: regular-ass store

  26. bushmills irish whiskey (1)

    $14.99 :: 1 L

    933 paoli pike, west chester

    610.436.1706 :: premium collection

  27. red stag spiced whiskey (1)

    $12.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $8.99

    1237 s 11th st, philadelphia

    215.952.1052 :: regular-ass store

  28. windsor supreme canadian whiskey (1)

    $9.99 :: 1 L

    129 s main st, ste 400, lewistown

    717.242.5031 :: regular-ass store

2

gin

  1. half moon orchard gin by tuthilltown 92 proof (7)

    $37.49 :: 1 L

    935 old york rd, jenkintown

    215.517.2993 :: premium collection

  2. pinnacle gin (4)

    $1.99 :: 200 ML

    2550 grant ave, ste 130, philadelphia

    215.330.1308 :: premium collection

13

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. plantation old fashioned traditional dark rum overproof 138 proof (16)

    $29.99 :: 1 L

    125 w. dekalb pk, king of prussia

    610.768.3102 :: premium collection

  3. jav's rum 7 year old mexico 80 proof (1)

    $27.99 :: 750 ML

    2136 wilkes-barre township market pl, wilkes-barre

    570.824.1485 :: regular-ass store

  4. stonewall rum pennsylvania 84 proof (12)

    $24.99 :: 750 ML

    1200 market st, lemoyne

    717.731.7143 :: premium collection

  5. bacardi rum 151 proof (2)

    $21.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $15.99

    605 main st, forest city

    570.785.5305 :: regular-ass store

  6. 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

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

    $19.99 :: 1 L

    8090 mcintyre square dr, pittsburgh

    412.635.2180 :: premium collection

  8. 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

  9. captain morgan parrot bay rum punch cocktail ready to drink (1)

    $15.99 :: 1.75 L

    sale price: $8.99

    327 3rd st, california

    724.938.5350 :: regular-ass store

  10. calypso coconut rum (1)

    $12.99 :: 1.75 L

    sale price: $8.99

    552 lancaster ave, berwyn

    610.699.1100 :: regular-ass store

  11. malibu island spiced rum (1)

    $11.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $7.99

    3718 easton-nazareth hwy, easton

    610.258.8597 :: premium collection

  12. ronrico gold rum (16)

    $9.99 :: 1.75 L

    2501 w 12th st, erie

    814.835.7045 :: premium collection

  13. castries peanut rum cream 32 proof (2)

    $8.99 :: 750 ML

    1135 n 4th st, sunbury

    570.286.1378 :: regular-ass store

5

agave

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

    $54.99 :: 750 ML

    162 eagleview blvd, exton

    610.450.6600 :: premium collection

  2. leticia hermosillo ravelero don cheyo tequila silver 80 proof (11)

    $29.99 :: 750 ML

    3845 northern pike, monroeville

    412.380.1308 :: premium collection

  3. metl blanco tequila (4)

    $24.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $18.99

    105 w 18th st, erie

    814.871.4785 :: regular-ass store

  4. avion silver tequila (5)

    $19.99 :: 375 ML

    sale price: $9.99

    1200 n 3rd st, harrisburg

    717.787.8308 :: regular-ass store

  5. 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: $600.99

    558 centerville rd, ste d, lancaster

    717.898.5944 :: premium collection

  8. paul hobbs cabernet sauvignon beckstoffer to kalon vineyard 2013 (6)

    $999.99 :: 1.5 L

    521 beaver st, sewickley

    412.749.4500 :: premium collection

  9. dominio de pingus ribera del duero 2009 (1)

    $999.99 :: 750 ML

    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

    23 marchwood rd, exton

    610.280.3690 :: regular-ass store

  3. daily's ready to drink frozen peach daiquiri (6)

    $1.49 :: 296 ML

    sale price: $0.49

    7 s main st, mahanoy city

    570.773.4041 :: regular-ass store

  4. tribuno sweet vermouth (1)

    $1.99 :: 375 ML

    1973 norristown rd, maple glen

    215.591.5238 :: premium collection

  5. foxhorn merlot california (1)

    $1.99 :: 750 ML

    3929 washington rd, mcmurray

    724.942.2050 :: regular-ass store

  6. pinnacle gin (4)

    $1.99 :: 200 ML

    2550 grant ave, ste 130, philadelphia

    215.330.1308 :: premium collection

  7. forest glen chardonnay california barrel fermented (1)

    $1.99 :: 750 ML

    1850 park manor blvd, pittsburgh

    412.294.1570 :: premium collection

  8. christian brothers cream sherry dessert (12)

    $2.49 :: 750 ML

    9345 state rte 61, coal township

    570.648.3953 :: regular-ass store

  9. hennessy cognac vsop (1)

    $2.99 :: 50 ML

    2401 e venango st, philadelphia

    215.288.2019 :: regular-ass store

  10. smirnoff pomegranate martini 30 proof (1)

    $2.99 :: 750 ML

    5000 oxford dr, ste 100, bethel park

    412.851.0403 :: premium collection

160

above $100

Top 10 discounted $

  1. chateau cheval blanc saint emilion 2006 (2)

    $1001.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $600.99

    558 centerville rd, ste d, lancaster

    717.898.5944 :: premium collection

  2. la spinetta 6 btl gift pk - 2 barbaresco starderi, 2 valeirano, and 2 gallina 05 (1)

    $847.49 :: 4.5 L

    sale price: $677.92

    5956 centre ave, ste 201, pittsburgh

    412.204.8002 :: premium collection

  3. 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

  4. gaja sori tildin langhe doc 2009 (5)

    $359.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $215.99

    62 greenfield ave, ardmore

    610.645.5010 :: premium collection

  5. chateau pavie saint emilion 2006 (3)

    $332.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $199.99

    1112 chestnut st #28 philadelphia, pa, 19107-

    Phone: :: premium collection

  6. e guigal la mouline cote rotie 2004 (4)

    $325.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $195.99

    558 centerville rd, ste d, lancaster

    717.898.5944 :: premium collection

  7. e guigal la turque cote rotie 2004 (6)

    $325.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $195.99

    558 centerville rd, ste d, lancaster

    717.898.5944 :: premium collection

  8. domaine dujac echezeaux 2005 (3)

    $699.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $579.99

    1112 chestnut st #28 philadelphia, pa, 19107-

    Phone: :: premium collection

  9. louis jadot batard montrachet 2007 (3)

    $273.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $163.99

    5956 centre ave, ste 201, pittsburgh

    412.204.8002 :: premium collection

  10. paul jaboulet la chapelle hermitage 2010 (6)

    $264.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $158.99

    62 greenfield ave, ardmore

    610.645.5010 :: premium collection

Top 10 discounted %

  1. marotti campi orgiolo lacrima di morro d'alba superiore doc 2009 (10)

    $23.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $10.99

    315 w baltimore ave, media

    610.480.5155 :: premium collection

  2. lucien le moine les hauts doix chambolle musigny 2006 (2)

    $171.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $79.99

    2503 mickley ave, whitehall

    610.437.2697 :: premium collection

  3. three somms amitie napa red 2007 (1)

    $22.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $10.99

    162 eagleview blvd, exton

    610.450.6600 :: premium collection

  4. trinchero chicken ranch merlot 2008 (1)

    $39.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $19.99

    431 eisenhower dr, hanover

    717.630.3180 :: premium collection

  5. girolamo russo san lorenzo 2009 (8)

    $43.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $21.99

    802 shrewsbury commons ave, shrewsbury

    717.759.2639 :: premium collection

  6. samsara wine co pinot noir kessler haak 2009 (12)

    $38.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $19.99

    119 west city ave, bala cynwyd

    610.660.6443 :: premium collection

  7. bressia monteagrelo cabernet sauvignon mendoza 2008 (2)

    $28.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $14.99

    162 eagleview blvd, exton

    610.450.6600 :: premium collection

  8. ampelos cellars syrache 2008 (10)

    $24.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $12.99

    62 greenfield ave, ardmore

    610.645.5010 :: premium collection

  9. casal di serra verdicchio vecchie vigne 2011 (11)

    $22.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $11.99

    119 west city ave, bala cynwyd

    610.660.6443 :: premium collection

  10. la rochelle pinot noir santa lucia highlands 2008 (3)

    $37.99 :: 750 ML

    sale price: $19.99

    5070 jonestown rd, harrisburg

    717.671.0435 :: premium collection

$24.99

median price

79 at $19.99

most common price

651

most bottles

teliani valley mukuzani saperavi 2014

$14.99

11685 bustleton ave, philadelphia :: 215.856.6032

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.