Julie. The grade is "Vermont Fancy" which is the most coveted grade around here by people in the know. Fancy is great on pancakes, waffles and ice cream. What is special about this 2008 crop is how flavorful it is.
There is a misconception that the lower grades have a better flavor. Stronger does not equal better.
Here is how syrup is graded in Vermont.
Thanks for asking.
Jim - Another transplanted Texan
Former KCBS CBJ
Large and Medium Big Green Eggs , Black 18.5" WSM, Blue Weber Performer - Stainless, Green Weber OTG Kettle , Brinkmann SnP Pro, and a Stainless UDS. One retired Portable Kitchen grill.
Red Thermapen, Maverick ET-732, EdgePro Apex Sharpener.
Avatar is the original 1951 Weber Kettle