We reserve the syrup made on our first day of harvest for your pleasure. In 2014 first day was April 18th; in 2015 it was April 5th, and this year it was April 3rd! Both 2015 and 2016 were record early harvests resulting in a true ice syrup ... quite rare, and very limited in quantity. Unusually light in color, with a buttery, honey-like taste. The first day's production is always the sweetest and lightest of the harvest - the first sap collected from the tree is the highest in sugar content (this year 1.2%), the air and ground temperatures are cold, and there is always snow on the ground to keep that sap perfectly cold and sweet. We have heard maple folks in New England and Canada say that birch syrup is "not for pancakes". We heartily disagree. OK, Vermonters; I dare you ... put THIS on your pancakes! Very limited; available only in the fancy, but sturdy - and very re-usable, clamp-lid bottle.WE ARE NOW SOLD OUT OF OUR 2015 RESERVE. Please note; this bottle will not fit into the small $7.00 flat rate box due to it's shape. A single bottle will ship by weight to your location ($10.50 to most US locations); 2 will fit into the medium flat rate box for $14 shipping, and 3 will fit in the large flat rate box for $19.50 shipping within the US.