Patience now a days is a thought of as a thing of the past. Everyone wants instant, now and later can't wait. Some things demand patience and if you can wait, some of the best things life has to offer will be waiting. About 6 years of waiting will give you Maker's Mark Whiskey...
Again Brian and Ryan had one of those days where they decided to shoot a very similar project. This project was a bottle of whiskey. They again separated and did their respective shots.
Brian set up a window frame behind the set and created an over exposed, soft light coming through. This helped give a great natural look and feel to the photograph. To fill the photo so it wasn't just back lit, he brought in a soft box on a boom from high left, and a white card on the right to reflect some of the light back onto the bottle.
Ryan decided to keep this shot clean. "The whiskey sells it's self" was the approach he wanted to take. This shot was also very simplistic in its approach. He put the bottle and the glass on a very small white pedestal to get them up off a surface. This allowed for the highlights to run top to bottom with out a break. A smoked plexiglass was put behind the bottle, and a large point source with a grid was used to get gradations in the liquid. A large soft light source was positioned very close to the bottle on the left side, which gave a solid highlight. On the right, a white card to reflect that light, and to also act as a light source. A small point source was aimed at the top of the card which gave a subtle highlight on the top right of the bottle.