Well after posting Guilty pleasure. I got a fair comment from my camerabuddy Patrick. In the B&W photos you can not see that it is whiskey in the glass. It could be water. He suggested to keep the color from the whisky in. I followed with his reasoning and went to work. So I give you both, edit 1 and edit 2 next to eachother.
I like that result, let me know what you find.