- Created: 24 October 2011
My experience with Vapure has been hit or miss. Mostly miss. The juice is of good quality, but the flavors have generally not got the job done, for me.
Vapure is one of the first vendors to offer a 100% VG product, so for those with PG sensitivities they were one of the only answers for a while. Vaping has grown, as have choices for those who prefer their juice with no PG. Even so, Vapure is to be applauded for having the foresight to be one of the first to cater to this vaper.
Today I have their Fire Cured E Liquid. Virginia tobacco is a very elusive target. I would be selling one of my own already if this wasn't the case. Virginia tobaccos vary somewhat depending on type, where they are grown, and how they are cured, ranging in flavor from light and grassy to sweet to robust and almost cigar-like. A fire cured Virginia is typically a Red Virginia that is naturally sweet and fruity that is heat treated to bring out even more sweetness and nicotine strength. So what you want in a flue or fire cured is sweet tobacco with a kick. A delight in a pipe, even if there isn't a lot of depth of flavor. So far I haven't tasted a single juice that tastes like the real thing, including my own attempts. I'll get it eventually.
Let's take this 24mg all VG juice into The Lab and see how it performs. I will be vaping this blend at 3.7v with a 1.5 ohm Joye 306 on my Silver Bullet.
The nose of this juice is sweet and smoky, but the problem is that the sweet note is very perfume-like and artificial. Powdery and smells of grandma's dresser drawers.
The flavor on inhale is less offensive. The impression is almost of tobacco. The throat hit of this juice is very, very good for an all VG juice. Better than the average tobacco vape, which is impressive.
The flavor on exhale is where the powder and artificial sweetener tastes reassert themselves, in a big way. The overall impression of of fake tobacco with a powdery taste and mouth feel and an unpleasant tasting artificial sweetener. Not Toe Tag material, but something I won't vape again. Vapor production is dense, as it should be with 100% VG.
Much like their Fine Cigar, this is another Vapure juice that is wildly off target in the flavor department. I have nothing against this company. Their service has always been great and I'm sure they're nice people. I just can't get past this flavor and for me this juice is a #fail.