I'll be paying the higher prices.... just buying much less frequently, and trying to be picky about what I buy.
This is an expensive hobby, and I only just got into it this year as prices skyrocketed. But then, my other hobby is owning and flying a small antique Piper airplane
so my wallet is staying rather empty these days.
I recently paid US$62 for Aberlour 16, $69 for A'bunadh and $65 for Talisker 10 here in north central Texas.
Laphroig 10 is $49, Lagavulin 16 is $93 and they have one bottle of Lagavulin DE 1991 sitting on the shelf for $100 here.
All those prices are before adding on the state sales tax of 8.25%