Best Tobacco E-Juice Flavors
By Lindsay Fox Posted May 2, 2016
For many vapers, but particularly for smokers looking to transition away from combusted tobacco and onto vaping, finding the best tobacco e-juice flavor is a big priority. The problem most just-switching smokers and vapers still looking for an authentic tobacco taste encounter is that many tobacco e-liquids fail miserably when it comes to replicating the taste.
Tobacco e-liquids can do a good job of producing something with the genuine flavor you’re looking for, and sweetened tobacco blends can be excellent, but all-too-often you’re left with something that tastes more like musty feet than your favorite brand of cigarettes or your preferred variety of tobacco. So how do you find the best tobacco flavored e-liquid, with so many disappointing blends on the market?
We’ve put together a list of the top 10 tobacco e-liquid flavors based around the results to our best e-juice flavors poll, offering some solid recommendations for tobacco e-liquids you can find.
Best Tobacco Vape Juices
This list of the top 10 best tobacco juice flavors is largely based on the responses to our best e-juice flavors poll, but unlike the other lists based around it: we’ve had to exercise some judgment in constructing this list.
We got almost 5,000 responses in total, but fewer than 200 were for tobacco-based e-juice flavors (and the two most common had about half of these), and with so few votes, the order of the juices wouldn’t accurately reflect the top tobacco e-liquids on the market. But thankfully, we’ve previously published two in-depth lists of “must-vape” tobacco e-juice flavors, top 10 tobacco e-liquids and top sweetened tobacco e-liquids, (with the rankings based on reviews from ordinary vapers) and we also had great responses to our best e-juice vendors poll, and we’ve used these to refine this list.
In short, this list is based on the most popular tobacco e-juice flavors from the voting, but some included flavors are influenced by the vendors poll, and their order is based more on user reviews than the specific number of votes they received in the poll.
So, with those limitations in mind, here are the top 10 tobacco vape juice flavors.
10 – Eclipse by Space Jam
This juice may not have received any votes in our best e-juice poll, but Space Jam ranked among the most popular vendors, and Eclipse is a well-loved tobacco e-juice flavor. The juice is actually a sweetened tobacco blend, with sweet vanilla custard layered on top of a Cavendish tobacco. The vanilla has an authentic taste, and combined with the sweetness from the Cavendish tobacco, Eclipse becomes a tobacco-based e-liquid that goes down very easily indeed. It might not be to the taste of tobacco purists, but as a sweetened tobacco option, it’s up there with the top tobacco e-juice on the market.
Eclipse comes in a 50/50 PG/VG ratio, and you can find the juice in five nicotine levels from 0 to 18 mg/ml. A 30 ml bottle of Eclipse costs $21.95.
9 – Candied Cavendish by the Plume Room
The Plume Room is a popular e-liquid mixer that offers several excellent tobacco e-liquids, with them making naturally-extracted tobacco (NET) blends in-house. This generally leads to a much more realistic flavor, and among tobacco loving vapers, it’s widely seen as producing the best tobacco vape juice.
Candied Cavendish uses this process on a Cavendish tobacco, and with the addition of some fruity notes from banana, produces a deliciously sweet tobacco e-liquid that takes the authentic tobacco flavor to the next level. This juice won a Spinfuel Choice Award in 2013, and was one of the few tobacco e-liquids to pick up a vote in our poll.
The e-liquid is available in six nicotine strengths ranging from 0 to 24 mg/ml, and comes in either 70 % or 85 % VG. A 10 ml bottle costs $6.99, and a 30 ml bottle costs $16.99.
8 – Tiki Juice by Halo
Based on our poll alone, this would be classed as the top tobacco flavored e-juice on the market, but this juice had an advantage in that it was listed from the start of the voting, compared to another tobacco e-liquid from the same mixer which is much more widely loved.
Tiki Juice might not be the best tobacco e-liquid, but it still received a lot of votes for a reason. It’s a unique tobacco option, built from a spiced tobacco and given an extra something with the addition of sweet, tropical flavors and just a touch of menthol. Halo describes it as “splitting the difference between tobacco and dessert flavors.”
The resulting flavor is complex and delicious, with many vapers picking up hints of cinnamon or clove from the juice, and praising the unique nature of the mix.
Tiki Juice is available in five nicotine levels from 0 to 24 mg/ml (increasing in 6 mg/ml increments), and you can either get 7 ml for $5.99 or 30 ml for $19.99.
7 – OOHRAH! by Indigo Vapor
Indigo Vapor is a well-received mixer by lovers of tobacco e-liquids, with many blends coming highly recommended by vapers on the lookout for high-quality tobacco juices. Although the Duke, Indigo RY, Captain Ron and Eastwood are all very popular tobacco e-liquids from Indigo, OOHRAH! was the only one to receive votes in our best e-juice flavors poll, earning it a spot on the top 10 tobacco juice blends.
OOHRAH! is a juice built from two different blends of tobacco, with graham cracker and other components added in to bring the mix together and produce something better than the sum of its parts. Vapers praise the juice for its sweetness, which has an almost chocolate-y quality but doesn’t cross the line and become sickly; it’s an understated sweetness that supports the robust, earthy tobacco elements and makes the juice an all-day-vape for many.
You can pick up OOHRAH! in six nicotine levels (from 0 to 24 mg/ml), and as well as the standard PG/VG ratio (50/50), there is also a max VG option. You can pick up a 15 ml bottle for $9.49 and a 30 ml bottle for $17.95.
6 – Soho by FlavourArt
FlavourArt are primarily a flavoring manufacturer for those who mix their own e-liquids (DIY), but Soho and a selection of other flavors are also available “ready to vape.” Soho received 26 votes in our best e-liquid flavors poll, which would have meant it ranked as the third flavor based on the votes alone.
The juice is described as a dark, intense and complex tobacco e-liquid, with nutty elements adding to a classic American-style tobacco. The flavor has been compared to many of Indigo Vapor’s tobacco juices, and is generally well-loved by both DIY mixers and those choosing to just use the “ready-to-vape” option.
10 ml of Soho costs around $7.70, and it’s available in a few different PG/VG ratios. There are only two options for nicotine level, though: 9 and 18 mg/ml.
5 – Prelude by Black Note
Black Note is a NET specialist mixer, with a range of eight tobacco e-liquids on offer. Although Prelude didn’t fare too well in the best e-juice flavors poll, Black Note received over 600 votes in the best e-juice vendor poll, and they’re often claimed to have some of the greatest tobacco e-liquid on the market.
Prelude is their Virginia tobacco blend and the most popular flavor on offer from the mixer. Although it doesn’t have the complexity or robustness of flavor that some of their other blends do – for example, the basma blend Cadenza is an aromatic, spicy tobacco – the softness, lightness and subtle sweetness of the flavor means it’s a great option for vapers looking for an authentic tobacco that doesn’t challenge the tastebuds too much.
A 30 ml bottle of Prelude costs $29 – making it the most expensive tobacco e-liquid on this list – and it’s available in six nicotine levels ranging from 0 to 24 mg/ml. The PG/VG ratio is fixed at 50/50.
4 – Boba’s Bounty by Alien Visions
Boba’s Bounty is nothing short of legendary. The flavor developed a huge following of vapers, with the juice ending up with such high demand that even getting your hands on a bottle was difficult. It’s also pretty divisive, with some treating it like the nectar of the gods and others being thoroughly baffled by the hype around the flavor. However, as one of the highest-voted tobacco flavors in our poll, it’s spot as one of the most popular tobacco vape juice flavors around is secured.
So what does it taste like? That’s a matter for debate, because pinning down the elements other than tobacco in this mysterious flavor isn’t exactly easy, but the general consensus is graham cracker and chocolate. The mixture isn’t exactly built on a high-quality tobacco, and the opinions on it are mixed to say the least, but the flavor is definitely unique, and many vapers can’t get enough of it.
Sadly, after some inconsistencies in the flavor, Alien Visions are reformulating the flavor to try to bring it back to its former glory, and for now it isn’t on sale through them. You can still pick some up from third-party sellers, though, with it currently available for $25.95 for a 30 ml bottle, in 6, 12 or 18 mg/ml of nicotine.
3 – Tribeca by Halo
Halo’s Tiki Juice was the highest-voted tobacco flavor in our overall e-juice poll, and Halo themselves did very well in our poll of the best e-juice vendors, but it’s safe to say that Tribeca is by far their most popular flavor. Although it only received a handful of votes, it’s one of the most well-known tobacco e-liquids on the market, and many would class it as the best tobacco vape juice you can find.
Tribeca can be most simply described as an RY4 e-juice – a mixture of tobacco, caramel and vanilla – but as with any version of the classic tobacco juice, Tribeca definitely has its own unique character. The caramel and vanilla notes are quite light, playing second-fiddle to the base of tobacco, but being present enough to keep the flavor smooth, sweet and delicious. This isn’t one for lovers of pure tobacco, nor for those who like a heavily sweetened blend, but it’s perfect for vapers who find themselves somewhere between those two extremes.
Like Tiki Juice, this flavor is available in five nicotine levels from 0 to 24 mg/ml and you can pick up a 7 ml bottle for $5.99 or a 30 ml bottle for $19.99.
2 – Deadly Sin by Good Life Vapor
Good Life Vapor fared exceptionally well in our best e-juice vendors poll – making it into the top 20 vendors on the market – and Deadly Sin specifically was the second highest-voted tobacco e-juice on our best e-juice poll, leaving it as a definite contender for the best tobacco e-juice on the market. Good Life Vapor has an excellent range of tobacco juices, with El Kamino being another widely-loved blend from the mixer.
Deadly Sin is a sweet, bakery-style tobacco blend, with comparisons to everything from cookies and cakes to crispy treats and cinnamon buns. The result is a flavor that might not be to the tastes of tobacco purists, but offers a beautiful balance between the sweetness and bakery elements and the underlying tobacco, turning an often-maligned e-juice flavor into something even non-tobacco-loving vapers can enjoy.
Deadly Sin is available in six nicotine levels (from 0 to 24 mg/ml), comes in a 70 % VG mix, and a 30 ml bottle costs $15, with 10, 50 and 100 ml bottles also available.
1 – The Virus by Nicoticket
Although this is another option that only received a handful of votes from vapers calling it their favorite e-juice of all time, our older post on tobacco e-liquids ranked this the most highly, and we stand by that decision. As a two-time winner of the polls on the E-Cigarette Forum and having a loyal following among vapers, the Virus (a.k.a. H1N1) deserves it’s spot as the top tobacco vape juice on the market.
It’s a complex blend which incorporates many ingredients – from caramel, honey and maple syrup through to vanilla, chocolate, peanuts and coffee – to produce an e-liquid that feels as though it changes character with every puff. Despite the busy-sounding selection of flavors, they’re balanced well, and many vapers class this as an all-day-vape. The only downside for lovers of tobacco is that the tobacco base can sometimes get lost in the mix, but you’ll start to notice it again as you continue vaping.
Another downside for some is that this comes in a 65 % PG blend, making it a little heavier on the throat hit than a lot of juices on the market today, but that’s also likely to be a good thing for just-switching smokers and anybody who still enjoys the throat hit and easier wicking that comes from PG-based juices. It’s available in five nicotine levels (0 to 18 mg/ml), and 15 ml costs $9.99, 30 ml costs $18.99 and 60 ml costs $31.99.
Best Tobacco E-Juice Flavors (As Recommended by ECR Staff)
If you’re looking for some more options to help you find the best tobacco vape juice for your tastes, we’ve compiled a separate set of recommendations based on the favorite tobacco juice flavors of our staff here at ECR. So here are 10 more excellent tobacco juices to consider:
10 – Dusk by True Leaf Vapor
True Leaf Vapor is another NET e-liquid mixer, meaning that they extract their flavors directly from tobacco leaf to produce some wonderfully authentic-tasting tobaccos. Dusk is a blend of some light American tobaccos with perique, a more complex, spicy and mildly sweet variety. The result is a rich, multi-tonal tobacco e-juice with hints of coco and plenty of sweetness to carry the whole thing through. It does gunk up coils pretty quickly, though. It’s priced at $11.99 for a 15 ml bottle.
9 – Talon by WYZE E-Liquids
Talon is a tobacco e-liquid with a unique spin, combining the base of American tobacco with creamy notes and breakfast pastries. The result is a tobacco e-liquid boasting a decadent sweetness, with touches of oatmeal, brown sugar and milk helping the slightly earthy tobacco go down smoothly. The balance on this one is tipped in favor of the sweet, breakfast flavors rather than the tobacco, but it’s still a one of the most popular tobacco vape juice flavors thanks to the ever-present undercurrent. Talon costs $21.99 for a 30 ml bottle.
8 – Jon Wayne by Uncle Junk’s
This is another fairly mild tobacco e-liquid thanks to notes of honey-sweetness and cream, with the juice ranking as an all-day vape for many thanks to its smooth flavor. It’s like a high-end RY4, with the honey and caramel notes softening out the tobacco and being backed with hints of vanilla, and the whole thing being carried by a light creaminess that makes every puff an absolute delight. This is a pretty expensive e-liquid, though, at $13.99 for a 15 ml bottle.
7 – The Legend by Vintage E-Liquids
Vintage E-Liquids is most recognizable for their cool, Zippo-lighter-style bottles, but their tobacco blend the Legend is another RY4-style flavor we’d rank among the top tobacco flavors. The juice is the classic blend of smooth tobacco with caramel and vanilla notes, making the overall mix common enough, but the Legend is particularly well-executed, with the tobacco being a little more prominent in the mix than with many other RY4s, but still being well-softened by the sweeter elements. It does leave an unpleasant room note, though. The Legend costs $12.99 for a 15 ml bottle.
6 – Fillmore by Frisco Vapor
Fillmore is another unique tobacco blend, mixing the core tobacco flavor with banana, peanut butter and honey elements to offer something a little different to the standard RY4s that dominate the tobacco e-liquid market. The result is impressive, with the flavor notes being well-balanced to offer a sweet, slightly nutty flavor with the base of smooth, mild tobacco taking the edge off and preventing the whole thing from becoming sickly-sweet. The juice costs $14.95 for a 30 ml bottle.
5 – VCT by Ripe Vapes
VCT stands for vanilla custard tobacco, and that’s exactly what you’re getting here, with the classic e-juice flavor of vanilla custard blended with tobacco to create something unlike most tobacco e-liquids on the market. The vanilla custard is well-executed, with the rich vanilla underpinned by a creamy, authentic-tasting custard topped off with a subtle hint of almond. The tobacco is a little mild and smooth, but it settles into the mix beautifully to produce one of the best tobacco vape juice flavors on the market. VCT costs $21.95 for a 30 ml bottle.
4 – Tribeca by Halo
This juice earned a spot on the main list, but it’s definitely worth another mention here because it still holds a special place for us here at ECR as one of our favorite RY4 tobacco e-liquids. The flavor has the generic mix of tobacco, caramel and vanilla, but the mix is just right, giving you a constant undercurrent of tobacco colored perfectly by the sweeter elements and producing a juice you just want to keep coming back to. Tribeca costs $19.99 for a 30 ml bottle. Read our full review of Halo e-liquids.
3 – Moroccan Gold by VaporFi
This tobacco flavor works from a base of complex, bold and earthy tobacco and adds notes of vanilla and coconut to separate it from the pack, producing a unique tobacco juice that goes down smoothly and has just the right amount of sweetness. The coconut comes through more strongly than the vanilla, but the vanilla still adds some creaminess and sweetness to the mix, with all the elements blending together exquisitely to produce a top-quality e-liquid. The juice costs $19.99 for a 30 ml bottle. Read our full review of VaporFi e-liquid for more information.
2 – Eclipse by Space Jam
Space Jam’s Eclipse was featured on the main list, but it’s another that would also rank among our picks for the best tobacco e-liquid here at ECR. The slightly sweet Cavendish tobacco blend works perfectly alongside the vanilla custard, creating a flavor that’s both rich and smooth, with just the right level of sweetness but still maintaining just enough of the authentic taste backing it up to please tobacco lovers. The juice costs $21.95 for a 30 ml bottle.
1 – Sonata by Black Note
Black Note’s Prelude made the main list – and we’d really want to include it here too – but the tobacco specialist mixer has plenty of excellent tobaccos on offer, and Sonata is our next-favorite, offering the naturally-sweet flavor of Cavendish tobacco. As a NET e-liquid, the flavors are all robust and authentic, but the dark Virginia base of this adds some much-needed complexity to the mix to accompany the sweetness from the Cavendish curing process. The juice is a little expensive – at $29 for a 30 ml bottle – but well-worth it if you’re looking for a high-quality tobacco e-juice. Read our full review of Black Note e-liquid for more information.
Conclusion – A Huge Variety of Tobaccos
Although those looking for a pure tobacco flavor may be disappointed by many of the picks on this list (I’d recommend checking out our natural tobaccos list if you count yourself among these), our list of the top tobacco e-juice flavors reflects the huge variety in tobacco e-liquids available on the market, as well as vapers’ general slant towards sweeter blends. It might not be as objective as some of our other “best of” lists – and the order and specific juices included is definitely open to debate – but we’ve aimed to provide a varied sampling of some of the best tobacco e-juice available, in both the main list and our personal recommendations. At very least, it should give you some awesome juices to try out as you search for your ideal tobacco e-juice.
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