- Created: 02 November 2010
The first two juice orders I ever placed were from places that sold 30ml bottles for less than $8. Actually now I know that they were both from the same source, the one place was just relabeling the other place's juice. So my first 120ml was this barely vape-able, tepid juice that had zero throat hit and little vapor. If that would have been all I had I think I would still be smoking Pall Malls.
Around the same time Freedom Smoke USA was offering a coupon code for first time customers that gave them 30% off their first order. I squandered that order on some accessories, no juice at all. I know, I know. Lucky for me there was a 3ml sample of Wyatt Earp in the package.
I vaped that little 3ml bottle like my life depended on it. My initial impression was that it had a little bit of a strong cigar-y note on exhale, and while I found it enjoyable it was something I could only take in small doses. So I'm alternating between this crappy nicotine water from Vendor X and Wyatt Earp. I am increasingly reaching for the Wyatt Earp. At first I think this was because it was 24mg and my body wanted the nicotine. By the end of three days of this however, I am really, really liking this stuff.
Time has passed, and I have discovered other quality vendors and I have a few new favorites. Wyatt Earp is no longer one of my favorites, but it's the juice that got me off analogs and I will always have a soft spot for it.
First of all, Freedom Smoke USA has many fans. I would say they are one of the juice vendors that really occupies a place in people's hearts. I can see why. So far they haven't sent me anything I haven't liked, including a 3ml sample of Pink Lemonade that I was disappointed to receive, but ended up being quite impressed with.
Wyatt Earp hits on many levels for me. I have vaped it at both 24mg and 18mg, and while the 24mg obviously has a bit more oomph, I don't find the 18mg diminished in any way. In fact, the flavors might come through a little better at 18mg. Even at 18mg throat hit is as good as it gets.
Wyatt Earp has a complex body of flavors that come together in a smoky, satisfying whole. A long draw off my Copper produces an inhale that hits like a full flavor analog cigarette, complete with a warm, satisfying throat hit. I take a short primer puff and let some of the vapor escape my mouth and drift into my nose before I take a full hit, and most juices really show off their nose and flavor when you do that. Wyatt Earp is a little different. I find it to be all about the exhale.
Like I said, the inhale is pretty reminiscent of a full flavor, so it satisfies on that level. The exhale is where Wyatt's flavors shine through. At 50% PG 50% VG Wyatt Earp has a good balance of throat hit and vapor production. It isn't weak in either category. I get a rich, slightly spicy tobacco that is reminiscent of cigar, but it doesn't end there. Wyatt has underlying tones of an oh so hard to identify black licorice, an almost floral perfume that just dances around the edges, and a complex blend of flavors that come together in a way that make a very satisfying whole, and somehow kind of defy a more articulate description. It's a complex vape, one that is kind of hard to put your finger on. There is a pepper element to this juice as well. I kind of outgrew this juice fairly quick. It's not bad, but it doesn't have a genuine tobacco-ness about it. This juice is more about performance and less about tobacco sex appeal.
Freedom Smoke USA is a US and worldwide distributor for Italy's FlavourArt flavorings, widely considered to be high quality flavors. The one knock I have heard against Freedom Smoke USA is that David is just squirting some FlavourArt into a PG/VG blend, which is something any DIY'er could do. I think there is some validity to that claim, but I don't go along with it. One, I think anyone who could design a juice as satisfying as Wyatt Earp should start selling it online, because I would buy it. I couldn't make this. Two, Freedom Smoke USA juice is made with only four ingredients: PG, VG, nicotine and flavoring. No water. No mystery ingredients. It's why German beer is so good. The Reinheitsgebot is an old German law that stated only water, barley and hops could be used in the production of beer. You knew exactly what you were drinking. Freedom Smoke USA juice is like that. You know exactly what's in it. Except that if all that is in it is artificial flavoring, the mystery doesn't hold up for very long. This juice represents a very good FlavourArt recipe, one of the best. It's still not as compelling as a mildly interesting natural tobacco vape.
So that's my take on Wyatt Earp. It is a love it or hate it sort of juice. I loved it. The allure wore off and I found better juice, fairly quickly.