- Created: 21 March 2011
Just as I thought that was it, there's nothing left for me to review, some samples from newer vendors who are getting forum buzz started showing up in the mail.
The first is from Mister-E-Liquid, who sent me some of their tobacco juices to review. Their prices are competitive and they make some original tobacco vapes. The first thing that scares me away, far far away, from a vendor is when I check out their website and they are obviously just another FlavourArt squirter. Meaning, the juice from these vendors all tastes the same. You can make that juice at home, and I don't need to review it because we all know what it tastes like. It tastes like FlavourArt. If that's your thing, buy some base liquids and some flavorings and start DIY. You'll save a lot of money and your juice will be just as good as the vendors that premix this stuff.
Vapenstein is interested in those vendors who care enough and are talented enough to create a quality product that brings value to the party. Now that doesn't necessarily mean that I feel every vendor needs to be handcrafting their own tobacco extracts or using flavorings from obscure sources, but you need to convince me why I should be ordering from you when I can make perfectly good juice at home. The days of the vendor as glorified DIY'er are numbered, and frankly I look at those juices with the same dim view I cast on Chinese juice.
Mister-E-Liquid passes my site check, and their tobacco juices sound like they took some time to differentiate themselves from the pack. So let's see if it's any good. First up is Mister-E-Liquid 1963, which is their attempt at an analog replacement juice.
I will be vaping this 18mg 67PG/33VG blend at 3.7v on my Bombshell with a brand new 1.5 ohm Cisco atty.
The nose of this juice is dry, slightly sweet and doesn't tell me too much else about it. I get no nut, which is a huge plus because way too many analog vapes are sweet mystery nut with throat hit. 1963 smells like 1963, which is a good start.
The flavor on inhale is sweet on the tip of my tongue, dry, and again, doesn't really provide any significant flavor cues. That is not to say that it's flavorless. It just doesn't immediately taste like something else that you can identify it with. Throat hit is better than average.
The flavor on exhale is dry, slightly sweet, slightly perfume-y. When I say sweet regarding this juice, it may not strike you as sweet. It is a subtle background sweetness, and is not at all cloying. Dry and perfume together usually mean the vaping world's idea of what Turkish tobacco tastes like. Here it is different. It doesn't have that smooth, cocoa-y characteristic displayed by the popular Turkish tobacco vapes. The balance of flavor this juice provides doesn't scream tobacco, but the ambiguous flavor combined with the solid performance it displays have the overall effect of providing a very solid tobacco vape. It pushes those buttons, and because it doesn't have an overwhelming flavor profile, it is incredibly easy to vape. You don't think too much about it, it just provides satisfaction. Vapor production is average to slightly above average for a PG blend.
I have a feeling this is going to be a juice I lose to Mrs. Doctor Vapenstein. I may have to order a big bottle of it. This is a juice that totally scratches the nicotine itch by focusing on performance and not knocking you over the head with some weird, inappropriate flavor. This juice is not flavorless, far from it. The flavor here is kind of a wallflower though. It's pleasant, but it doesn't really stand out. The overall effect is that this juice is perfectly suited to vaping without over thinking it or having your senses wear out from overload. My only regret with this one is that I didn't get it in 24mg. I think it would be even better at that strength.
I do not believe in the concept of "all day vape". I switch constantly, settling on one juice for an hour, vaping another for a couple hours, vaping three or four trying to find the one I want, and eventually settling down with one and spending the evening with it. This juice may be better suited to being an all day vape than any I have tried. It's satisfying and it doesn't wear you out. Don't let what may seem like faint praise in my descriptions here give you the wrong impression. I like this juice, a lot. It's not an A list tobacco vape. What it is is a solid, satisfying vape that doesn't require a mental commitment and doesn't wear out your palate. Dan obviously cares about what he's doing, and he's made a good one in 1963. I am looking forward to trying the rest now. Recommended.
I don't know if this element developed with a little age or if my palate is in exceptionally good form today, but this juice definitely has the same citrus element as Mister E's Kamel Hump. Here however, I am really happy with its contribution. The citrus is a much more background element, and instead of calling attention to itself, it lends body to the whole. Super good, and a much different approach than I've seen in an analog juice. Very close to It's Alive! territory, and one I'm sure to reorder for pleasure.