Ditto. Great colors, neat shot but I immediately wanted the background gone. I suspect this was merely a quick fun experiment shot before the bottle was "less full".
Rusty, you are essentially correct.
I had recently gotten a Powershot A1200, Canon's bottom-of-the-line P&S camera. I was looking for a few test shots. The bourbon was there, the light was right, etc. It's a jpg sooc so processing a RAW file wasn't possible. That camera doesn't do RAW, by the way.
As for the background, there's a point. It's a contrast to the elegant, seductive packaging of a product that has the power to destroy lives. I don't want to get into an argument about responsible use of legal drugs, etc. The point is the sophistication of marketing in contrast to the gritty reality of a world where such products often live.
I took a few shots in a liquor store a while back, and I was astounded at the lushness of the presentation of these products. I know the guy who owns the store, and and said to him, "It's a good thing I don't drink. If I did, I wouldn't know where to stop given how amazing they make this stuff look."
Here's an example of what I saw in that store...