1. The Macallan 12 Year Sherry Oak
Aged in casks of Spanish Oak previously filled with Sherry, the Macallan 12 Year is a gold standard for quality single malts under fifty dollars. Reliable in quality and consistency, this scotch is simply stellar for the price. The nose exudes oak and sherry. The palate is creamy sherry with a hint of citrus and smoke. The finish leaves a pleasant, smoky sherry lingering.