PLCB warns of unaffiliated bourbon website saying they’re with state

27 November 2023- The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) today cautioned customers that while the website OneStopBourbons.com identifies its address in the “Contact” section of its website as 5956 Centre Ave. in Pittsburgh, where a Fine Wine & Good Spirits store is located, the website is not associated with Fine Wine & Good Spirits, FWGS.com, or the PLCB.

The PLCB began receiving complaints about this misrepresentation over the summer, but inquiries to the Center Avenue store about the legitimacy of the website have increased as the holiday season approaches. The PLCB also received complaints from customers who claim to have placed orders on the site and paid for product that was never delivered.

Pennsylvanians are reminded that only certain licensed distilleries are permitted to sell and ship liquor to Pennsylvania residents, and the PLCB is the only retailer authorized to sell liquor in Pennsylvania. Additionally, only the PLCB and holders of sacramental wine licenses, importers licenses, and direct wine shipper licenses are permitted by law to import alcohol into Pennsylvania.

Customers are also encouraged to seek out and consider reviews of websites before placing orders to help determine a website’s legitimacy and reliability.

Violations of the Pennsylvania Liquor Code are enforced by the Pennsylvania State Police Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement (BLCE).