My life got a lot more expensive with the family addition of our wee daughter. This means that this money has to come from somewhere. Unfortunately I had already discarded all my other geeky hobbies (Dungeons and Dragons, Magic: The Gathering, DVDs and computer games and all that), which means there is more or less only booze to downsize in.
I downsized my budget last year as well. I felt I was overspending by a long shot and it felt ‘responsible’ to cut my budget by a large chunk. It worked. I thought for a minute before buying a bottle.
This probably made me miss out on some top drams too, but in general, it made me happy, and happier about my purchases. With a limited amount of spending power you have to make every bottle count, right?
This year, I don’t feel like there is much downsizing to do in my whisky spending. My overall booze spending, however, can use some pruning. No more rum, gin, absinthe, genever and a lot less beer! Focus is the keyword!
I do like to diversify every now and then, but in the end I love whisk(e)y above all other types of spirits and booze in general. So, to prevent feeling like an idiot after spending money on stuff that shouldn’t have priority I write this post as a mental note to self:
Stop spending money on non-whisky stuff!