- Created: 10 April 2012
I had kind of put this one on the back burner because I'm not nuts about alcohol infused tobacco. I'm low on juice I haven't reviewed yet, so I grabbed this one from The Juice Cellar this morning, and was pleasantly surprised to read the product description. Apparently this juice is not a bourbon flavored tobacco vape, but an Oriental tobacco extract. At least the product description would have me believe that. Excellent.
Tobacco is tobacco. The different types we smoke are not individual species, but merely cultivars of the same plant. Crazy huh? Virginia, Carolina, Burley, Oriental, all wildly different due to nothing more than climate and chemical composition of the soil they grow in. Perique, Cavendish, Kentucky and Latakia don't count because with all four there is a process involved.
Most cigarettes are a mix of Burley and Virginia tobacco, but if you're a Camel fan then you've been smoking Oriental. I find the flavor of Oriental to be dry and less sweet, and depending on the tobacco it can also have wonderful sour and/or bitter notes. It's naturally low in sugar and nicotine. On its own I find it a little dull, but mix it with some Virginia and Latakia and you have pure nirvana.
Nick makes a great tobacco extract, and today we're vaping his Goodejuice Wild Turkey Tobacco. I will be vaping this 18mg 50/50 blend at 3.7v on my Silver Bullet with a 1.5 ohm Joye 306.
The nose of this juice is dry and somewhat powdery.
The flavor on inhale is faintly, very subtly sweet. This juice from the first impression gives a phenomenal tobacco presentation. It gets to the throat hit so fast that there isn't much time to think about how it tastes. This is tobacco in the earthy, hay-like tobacco extract way, but done really, really well. Also worth mentioning is that while I use the hay description that is common to a lot of natural extracts, this one tastes nothing like any of them. This tobacco tastes like a blazing hot day in the sun. Throat hit is spectacular for a natural extract. About as good as you could hope for in an eliquid without quite making it to Halo territory.
The flavor on exhale is about the closest to tobacco without having any kind of smoke element that I've ever vaped. I have to give it to Nick on this one. I would absolutely put my label on this juice. It's excellent. Vapor production is above average, owing to the 50/50 ratio.
Well this juice surprised me and just knocked my socks off. I think people with short attention spans who don't bother to read product descriptions might order this thinking it's a bourbon tobacco and be disappointed. They'll be missing the point altogether. This is one of the very finest tobacco vapes in all of vaping, and it increases the already high esteem I hold for Nick. Great job buddy, this is a top notch tobacco vape. Just superb. Do yourself a favor and get some of this, put on a fresh atty, and see what someone who really cares about their juice can do for your tobacco vape. Outstanding.