The Daily Pint

Best Scotch List, August 2011

Not only is The Daily Pint L.A.’s greatest scotch bar, it is its most unassuming. Monday Night Football is heavily promoted, and the place resembles a hole-in-the-wall overripe for a makeover. Beneath the sagging plywood ceiling, British-born owner Phil McGovern offers about 400 drams, ranging from a 1954 Gordon & MacPhail Mortlach to a 1981 Macallan Speymalt. McGovern, who opened the bar 25 years ago this summer, still presides at complimentary tastings from the likes of Glenrothes and Auchentoshan.