- Created: 03 January 2012
Every single cherry vape has let me down. I come looking for either the dark sweetness of a black cherry variety or the tang of a sour cherry like my grandmother used to make pies with. I planted one of each in my mother's back yard about 15 years ago. Every year the birds and squirrels strip the black cherry tree in the space of about a day. We fight them for the sour cherries, and the cherry pies that result from the fruit of that tree are like a window back in time to my grandmother's table.
Tobacco and cherry sounds like such a great idea, on paper. people seem to have some genetic memory that attaches cherry to pipe tobacco. In reality this is the sort of thing you'd only find in a pouch at a gas station, but it's what people think of pipe tobacco.
I enjoy cherries when they're in season, and the thought of a cherry tobacco vape is appealing. So far, every one that's come into The Lab has let me down. Let's see if Vermillion River can rally and change that impression.
I will be vaping this 20mg juice of unknown PG ratio at 3.7v on my Silver Bullet with a 1.7 ohm SLB 510 atty. 20mg is my favorite ratio btw. I wish more vendors offered it.
The nose of this juice is sweet and evokes cherry, but more in the cherry cough syrup vein.
The flavor on inhale is kind of nondescript, but the performance cues are all there. There is a hint of cherry and a suggestion of tobacco. Better than average throat hit for a tobacco vape, and a decent sensation of core satisfaction when you take a blast. I've found all the Vermillion River juices I've had to be good performers.
The flavor on exhale is again, suggestive of tobacco without really being specific. There is a hint of mystery nut here, but it isn't weird or off-putting. The cherry comes through without being heavy handed. It isn't exactly one of the natural cherry flavors I am looking for, but at the same time it doesn't come across as synthetic or medicinal. Maybe very slightly to the medicinal side, but I do not mean that here as any sort of damning judgement. It's good, and I would have to say it's the best cherry tobacco vape that has come into The Lab. It just still isn't quite the cherry tobacco I am looking for. Vapor production is average for a PG blend. I would guess this is either 70PG/30VG, or within spitting distance.
This Vermillion River Kentucky juice is good stuff, and they are one of the very few vendors I can say are in my regular rotation. So far the Maple variety of this line is my favorite, but all three that I've tried have been way above average. I am not going to hand them an It's Alive! in this first review of 2012, but I will give them the best endorsement I can. I vape their juice when I am not in The Lab doing a review, and there are very few juices I can say that about. Great stuff, and if you're making the rounds trying to find a cherry tobacco this may be the best one out there. Happy new year everyone!