Stopped by to see some of my old bourbon slinging brothers from my days at a liquor store and noticed something that I have not seen too many times.

Was helping a customer make a wise bourbon selection....when I noticed how odd looking these two bottles of RY were. The 750 was so light....almost colorless. The liter next to it was...let's say normal...you know normal for RY, which is a little light.

I was blown away by the color difference between them. Checked the dates and the lightest one was 08, while the normal was 06. Same labels on both bottles...the one with two little circles on a label of tan.

I know that RY is not thought of well, but has anyone else noticed this? It really looked like colored water. Maybe they had some issues with the filtration system stripping out too much of the color? Any thoughts?