Defining the best e liquids might be one of our most challenging tasks to date. That is of course because e liquid (at least for the purpose of this review) is essentially a flavor of vapor. And we all certainly have different views about what taste good and what doesn’t.
In other words, we’re going into this article fully knowing that flavors are subjective. Nevertheless, we’ll do our best to provide some of our favorite, trustworthy & time tested best e liquid options.
For those of you looking for a more analytical approach, in a more objective or statistical manner, we’ve put together a detailed comparison table for easily comparing & contrasting the best e liquid flavors. From e liquid brand, flavor, price, nicotine percentage, PG/VG ratio and bottle sizing, you can pick the best e liquid for your style of vaping.
With that being said, we’ll be breaking down what we find to be the best e liquid flavors on the market today. (& if you’re curious, nearly all of them are for normal vaporizers, devices or electronic cigarettes that the majority of us use everyday.)
Halo Cigs Tribeca E Liquid
Halo Cigs Tribeca E Liquid (#1 rated overall best e liquids) is not only Halo’s flagship e liquid & product, it’s actually one of the very first e liquids we ever tried. We know, we know, some of you will be yawning at this pick. But the very fact that we’re still harping on it should be a strong indicator for it’s quality and long term viability. So, for all you newbies out there – don’t overlook Halo Tribeca just because it’s been around for a long time. In fact, we encourage you to seek it for that very reason – it is standing the test of time and is one of our favorite ‘all day vapes’. Halo Cigs Tribeca is available in 30 mL and 10 mL bottles, both 50/50 & 70/30 PG/VG Ratios and features 0%, .15%, .3%, .6%, 1.2%, 1.8%, & 2.4% nicotine options.
Blu Tobacco E Liquid
Blu Tobacco E Liquid (#2 rated overall best e liquids)is surprising one of our absolute favorite flavors. We say surprisingly, because we’ve been critical of Blu’s electronic cigarettes themselves – due to poor battery life and general faultiness. However, one thing that Blu got absolute right and in fact knocked it out of the park, is their Blu Tobacco e liquid flavor. Blu didn’t even offer their ‘flavors’ in the form of e liquid for years – they simply sold disposable e cigs and rechargeable e cigs that used cartomizers. Blu Tobacco e liquid is incredibly smooth, completely satisfying & has a great aftertaste. Long time tobacco cigarette smokers may find the flavor to be a bit on the ‘light’ side, but many even long time menthol smokers will find Blu Tobacco to be their new perfect all day vape. Blu Tobacco is available in a 10 mL size only, features 40/60 & 30/70 PG/VG Ratios & is available in 1.4% & 2.4% nicotine options respectively.
Halo Cigs Turkish Tobacco E Liquid
Halo Cigs Turkish Tobacco E Liquid (#3 rated overall best e liquids) is and has been one of Halo’s top sellers for 3 years and counting. Halo’s Turkish Tobacco can best be described as a light – mild tobacco flavor with what see as a semi-strong throat hit. Compared to the subtle sweetness of Halo’s coveted Tribeca flavor, Turkish Tobacco offers an equally satisfying ‘all-day-vape’ type smoothness but is more inline with traditional tobacco cigarette smokers who are aiming for that classic ‘albeit modernized’ vapor throat hit and overall taste. For us, our favorite Tribeca can be swapped out with Turkish Tobacco at any moment and not cause any general disdain whatsoever – which is saying a lot! Halo Cigs Turkish Tobacco is available in 30 mL and 10 mL bottles, both 50/50 & 70/30 PG/VG Ratios and features 0%, .15%, .3%, .6%, 1.2%, 1.8%, & 2.4% nicotine options.
Black Note Quartet E Liquid
Black Note Quartet E Liquid (#4 rated overall best e liquids) is one of the very best full flavored bold pure tobacco flavors on the market today. For those of you who were or are heavy tobacco smokers, this could very well become your new ‘everyday-vape’. For those of you who prefer lighter or sweeter flavors, Quartet is probably not going to be your favorite. Again, everyone has different tastes and frankly some vapors prefer that classic, traditional tobacco taste that is literally only available in very select e liquids such as Quartet by Black Note. Furthermore, when it comes to tobacco e liquid, Black Note is the king of the hill. You’ll come to know that after exploring their products. Quartet is fantastically developed from Syrian Latakia tobacco, comes in a 30 mL size, features a 50/50 PG/VG Ratio & is available in 0%, .3%, .6%, 1.2% & 1.8% nicotine options.
Five Pawns Black Flag Risen E Liquid
Five Pawns Black Flag Risen E Liquid (#5 rated overall best e liquids) is one of the most popular e liquid flavors on the market today. Granted, it’s not for everyone, but for those who prefer a ‘sweeter’ all day vape – Black Flag Risen is a must have. We’ve covered a few well balanced all day vape flavors, a strong tobacco flavor & thought it necessary to round out our top 5 best all around e liquid flavors on a rather sweet note. With that in mind, note that Black Flag Risen has in fact been recently ‘remade’ to encompass more of an ‘all day vape’ flavor. By no means is it too sweet for us and in fact for coffee lovers – it just might become your next favorite e liquid. Get a load of these flavor notes: decaffeinated cappuccino infused with a light truffle cream and accentuated with mocha dusted black walnuts. If your mouth is watering, you are not alone. Black Flag Risen is available in 30 mL, features a 50/50 PG/VG Ratio & offers 0%, .3%, .6%, 1.2% & 1.8% nicotine strengths.
Black Note Prelude E Liquid
Black Note Prelude E Liquid (#1 rated tobacco best e liquids) is one of the foremost if not the most very popular tobacco e liquid flavor on the market today. As mentioned in our Black Note Quartet e liquid call out in the above (best all around e liquid) section, Black Note is absolutely the premier tobacco e liquid brand in the entire industry. With all that being said, Prelude is #1 top selling e liquid in the Black Note lineup. Prelude is a Virginia Tobacco blend, features a light & bright with a very very small hint of sweetness tobacco flavor. Prelude comes in a 30 mL size, features a 50/50 PG/VG Ratio & is available in .3%, .6%, 1.2% & 1.8% nicotine options.
V2 Black E Liquid
V2 Black E Liquid (#2 rated tobacco best e liquids) is one of the newest and brightest stars on the tobacco e liquid scene. V2 Black is perfectly smooth yet hearty and completely satisfying. It will undoubtedly become many of your new ‘go-to’ everyday vapes. Especially those of you looking for proper tobacco flavors. V2 has come out with many e liquid lines in the past and in fact has a few solid basic tobacco flavors, however, this is one of the only ones worth exploring and adding to our best list. It’s certainly worth pointing out for you tobacco taste lovers, V2 Black is one of the only e liquids on the market that offers a 70/30 PG/VG Ratio, which again means robust throat hit and flavor. V2 Black is available in 25 & 50 mL bottles and features .0%, .6%, 1.2%, 1.7%, 2.4% nicotine percentages.
Halo Cigs Subzero E Liquid
Halo Cigs Subzero E Liquid (#1 rated menthol best e liquids) is one of Halo’s most popular flavors, next to the likes of Tribeca for example. Halo features a number of menthol flavors, however Subzero outshines them all in terms of that cool, minty menthol flavor that so many consumers expect. Subzero separates itself among menthol e liquid flavors by not being too sweet, still featuring a solid throat hit and offering solid flavor production in a wide range of devices. Basically, if Black Note’s Solo menthol flavor is too ‘traditional’ for your liking, Subzero is the next stop, which you most likely son’t be abandoning any time soon. Halo’s Subzero is available in 0, .3, .6, 1.2, 1.8 & 2.4 percent nicotine.
Blu Menthol E Liquid
Blu Menthol E Liquid (#2 rated menthol best e liquids) is surprisingly not just worthy of your attention but has the potential to in fact become one of your next favorite all day menthol vapes. We say surprisingly because we’ve indeed been critical of Blu’s entire line of vaping products. So why does Blu e liquid (specifically in this case, the menthol flavor) get our stamp of approval? Well, let’s put it this way, what Blu lacks in device innovation and overall functionality, they make up for in e liquid flavors. Blu’s Menthol flavor is crisp, smooth and a perfect everyday vape. It’s not too sweet, too bold or too light – it’s the goldilocks of menthol e liquids & will have you coming back for more – even if it is 10 mL’s at a time. Blu Menthol is available in 1.2 & 2.4 nicotine percentages by volume.
Five Pawns Grandmaster E Liquid
Five Pawns Grandmaster E Liquid (#1 rated gourmet best e liquids) is in a class all of it’s own. You’ve probably heard of Five Pawns E Liquid and if you haven’t, we urge you to familiarize yourself with the brand. In our minds, Five Pawns essentially developed it’s own category of flavors, of which we have coined ‘gourmet’. Why gourmet? Well, when you describe a flavor profile this way: ‘smooth, creamy, rich peanut butter and banana cream, drizzled with velvety caramel, creating a multi-layered and savory symmetry’, it only seemed right. You see, Five Pawns doesn’t just make dessert e liquid, it’s in fact gourmet. Sure, some of you are looking solely for e liquid flavors that you’d consider for being an ‘all-day-vape’. We respect that, however, Grandmaster is available in 0, .3, .6, 1.2 & 1.8 percent nicotine by volume.
|E Liquid||Flavor||Price||Nicotine %||PG/VG||Sizes|
|Halo Cigs||Tribeca||$8 – $29||0, .15, .3, .6, 1.2, 1.8, 2.4||50/50 & 30/70||10 & 30 mL|
|Blu Cigs||Tobacco||$9||1.2, 2.4||40/60 & 30/70||10 mL|
|Halo Cigs||Turkish Tobacco||$8 – $29||0, .15, .3, .6, 1.2, 1.8, 2.4||50/50 & 30/70||10 & 30 mL|
|Black Note||Quartet||$35||0, .3, .6, 1.2, 1.8||50/50||30 mL|
|Five Pawns||Black Flag Risen||$9 – $27||0, .3, .6, 1.2, 1.8||50/50||10 & 30 mL|
|Black Note||Prelude||$29||0, .3, .6, 1.2, 1.8||50/50||30 mL|
|V2 Cigs||Black||$17 – $29||0, .6, 1.2, 1.7, 2.4||70/30||25 & 50 mL|
|Halo Cigs||Subzero||$8 – $29||0, .15, .3, .6, 1.2, 1.8, 2.4||50/50 & 30/70||10 & 30 mL|
|Blu Cigs||Menthol||$9||1.2, 2.4||40/60 & 30/70||10 mL|
|Five Pawns||Grandmaster||$9 – $27||0, .3, .6, 1.2, 1.8||50/50||10 & 30 mL|
Best E Liquids Buying Advice
Best E Liquids PG/VG Ratios
Another important note to consider is that e liquid flavor can vary greatly depending on the type of device being used. For example, while a particular flavor might taste great while using a certain electronic cigarette or tank – it could taste completely differently when used in a different system. The reason for this is mostly due to the mechanics of certain vaping devices. Most importantly, that some devices, e cigs or tanks operate better (deliver the full & actual flavor of a particular e liquid) with certain PG/VG ratios.
E Liquid PG Definition: Propylene Glycol – Flavor & Throat Hit.
E Liquid VG Definition: Vegetable Glycerin – Vapor Production.
As a general rule of thumb, the happy medium for all vaping devices is an e liquid that features a 50/50 (PG-VG) blend. This is compared to other popular ratios such as a 70/30 & 30/70 (PG-VG) blends.
Another rule of thumb when shopping for the best e liquids is as followed. Most normal or typical vaping systems, devices or electronic cigarettes operate best from 50/50 blends. However, if you have a more advanced setup (ie a tank utilizing rebuildable coils or batteries that could power the space station), you can begin to meddle with 30/70 blends – create huge amounts of vapor while maintaining great flavor.
E Liquid PG/VG Ratio Defintion: The delicate balance of a great throat hit yet high vapor production.
Best E Liquids Nicotine Percentages
Really the only other consideration related to choosing the best e liquids is nicotine level or percentage. This is again a completely subjective topic, but know that in our experience the nicotine level or percentage hasn’t effected the flavor itself. On the other hand, nicotine levels greatly effect what’s known as the ‘throat-hit’. The industry standards are generally 0% nicotine all the way around 4%, with the happy medium randomly landing at roughly 1.8% – 2.4%.
On a side note (we always like to point this out), for those of you looking to use vaping to stop ‘smoking’ all together, choosing the best e liquids is an ever important step. For example, by choosing an e liquid that you not only love the flavor of, but that has a wide range of nicotine percentages, you can start high (say 2.4%) and slowly order bottles with less and less nicotine by volume. This essentially gives your body the time it needs to adjust to your changing intake.
E Liquid Nicotine Percentage: The percentage of nicotine in an e liquid mixture by volume.
Best E Liquids All Day Vapes
These are the best e liquids that we find most enjoyable and satisfying for everyday use. Also known as ‘everyday vapes’ or ‘all-day-vapes’.
Again, flavor is a very subjective thing when searching for the best e liquids. Just know that we try to accommodate newbies, the happy medium crowd & life long smokers making the switch.
The electronic cigarette industry is one of the fastest evolving markets in the world and frankly that can be said for e cig devices alone. The e liquid industry, surprisingly enough, is evolving even more quickly – making distinguishing the best e liquids, that much harder.
As new e liquid brands and flavors hit the digital and retail shelves – it’s almost like trying to lasso a tornado to stay on top of. But, we feel strongly about our best e liquid choices you’ll find at the top of this article and encourage you to explore each one of them.