The more I think about this the odder it seems.
Morris was in a liquor store, by himself, on a Sunday at 11 AM. The store is probably an hour or more from his "home" in Warwick. He wouldn't have been returning from some sort of "theocratic event" (talk, assembly, etc.) without his wife, so he must have purposely left home at 10 AM or earlier for the express (or at least primary) purpose of driving out to buy booze. Then he'd have to drive the hour or more back home.
That's a 2 hour round trip, minimum. Maybe longer if he stopped at some other store - but then again, what would he need to buy that Bethel does not supply? Alcohol is just about the only thing you might need that they don't give you. Clothes, maybe, but again, he wouldn't go out shopping for clothes (or much of anything else) on a Sunday morning without his wife.
So it seems he went out very likely for the sole reason of buying scotch. Since it is such a long trip, he made it worth his while and bought 12 bottles.
OK, so were they for his personal use, or to use as gifts?
It would be supremely weird for just about any non-Bethelite JW to accept a gift of a $70 bottle of scotch from a GB member. Try to imagine even a "prominent" JW accepting an expensive gift from a CO - then multiply that by 1000 to get the idea of receiving something like that from a GBer. It just doesn't square.
Gifts for fellow Bethelites? It would still be weird for anyone below the rank of "GB helper" to get any sort of gift of any value from a GB member.
Maybe - maybe - he would buy gifts for members of his GB committee, or other GB members or helpers, or something like that - but it still seems weird.
To me, it seems far more likely that the bottles were for his personal consumption, or at least his personal stash to share with guests.
So, in my mind (1) he made a purposeful long round trip just to buy scotch and (2) it's primarily for his own use.
As others have noted, there is nothing "wrong" with any of that - but it sure does seem awfully weird. It just raises all sorts of interesting questions.
Not the least of which is, how long before he makes another long Sunday drive for another 12 bottles? If I lived in the area, it would be interesting to "stake out" that store on Sunday mornings for the next few months to see when he returns.