Some of the attempts to play it down are just as speculative and silly.
If he’s a corporate guy his corporation is based on very conservative values, and this is a PR disaster at the least.
Buying the same type of grog does not make the most likely explanation gifts.
I’m looking at my bar right now, about 30+ bottles of various spirits, vodkas, rum, gin etc, a few single malt whiskeys, plenty of cheap rubbish, presented on 3 nice shelves. Some of those bottles are years old, in fact most of them are 2+ yrs old, except the odd few.
The odd few are the ones I drink, these get bought more often.
Recently after doing a friend a favour, they kindly bought me two bottles of the same thing because they know it’s what I like to drink.
It’s not a staple, single malt whiskey or any alcohol for that matter, it’s a luxury. It’s a luxury that Mr Morris cannot afford.
I would say he cannot afford to be seen spending that much $ on alcohol in public. It’s the life he’s created for himself, he deserves everything he gets.