I ordered the cuero based off of what calikids photos look like (and yours are a very similar shade). To me it looks amazing and unlike anything Horween offers (with the exception of maybe #4)
Namor, are yours "cuero" as well? If so, yeah, they def look like whiskey and I'll be pretty disappointed if mine arrive looking that light.
Compare peoples photos of Cuero against what's on the website and either there's some serious color variance in the batches of shell they work with or they need to get a photographer who understands color balance.