I have a bottle of the 'Gold Reserve' and i paid a bit to much money for it i think (works out to be a bit over 60 pounds, after all the taxes and postage), but that's what it costs to get one off bottles into Australia. (don't even get me started on George T Stagg)
It is a lovely drop. In a nose test with the gold and the standard 12y.o. side by side, it is not as sweet smelling but the gold has a nice character about it. You could sniff it a few times and each time identify something else.
The taste is slighty dry but every so often a hint of sweetness flows briefly over the taste buds. It is light and suttle and makes you wonder if it will stand up to the test of water, but after adding a few drops i was pleasantly suprised to find the somewhat delicate characters were as strong as every.
I've always been a fan of Jameson and the gold reserve give me no reason to stop.