They are two different items. I think Diageo just missed out... Leave the Gold Label without the 18 years leyend its wrong for those, including me, that love to drink that whisky. And change the flavor.... Even worst!!
The new Platinum dont like me a lot. They put a screw cap, with the plastic regulator inside, instead of the corch cap... Wrong!!!
I think... Its this just merchandising (more money)? Or they really think in the consumer taste?