Despite the challenges of 2020, for vapers our e-cigarettes and eliquids have been ever-faithful companions, always at hand to help us cope and, most importantly, stay away from that harmful old crutch of yesteryear – the traditional cigarette. Fortunately, whatever obstacles 2020 has thrown in our path, it hasn’t slowed down the bumper crop of new eliquids, and some old favourites, that jostle for recognition as our favourite e-juice of the year.
From long-lasting shortfills to super-smooth nic salts, from e-juice from some of the biggest brands in vaping to plucky new contenders, this year has seen a galaxy of incredible flavours shower down on us. And while we continue to enjoy flavours across all the main categories, including fruits, bakery, tobacco, menthol and desserts, it’s been super-exciting to see new flavours emerge from the world’s boldest flavourists, tastes that tantalise the senses with innovative new flavour profiles.
As the year begins to wind up, we thought we’d take on the daunting challenge of choosing some of the best eliquids of 2020, whether individual flavours that stand apart or product lines that represent the highest quality. These are flavours that have captured our tastebuds and have reminded us what an exciting, forward-looking and creative industry we belong to, one that keeps gifting vapers with incredible eliquid flavours, month after month. Hold tight, it’s about to get tasty!
Best Classic, High PG, Freebase Eliquids in 2020
What are High-PG eliquids?
High-PG, or ‘classic’, eliquids typically contain a higher ratio of propylene glycol (PG) to vegetable glycerin (VG), two common food-grade chemicals that carry the flavour and nicotine that make up e-liquid. PG typically carries flavour better than VG and provides a stronger throat hit. And because classic eliquids are made from freebase nicotine, they’re often cheaper to produce which passes the savings on to you, the customer.
Best High-PG eliquid of 2020: Vampire Vape
For many UK vapers, Vampire Vape need little in the way of introduction. The UK vape pioneers were formed in 2012 and built their brand’s name on the quality and affordability of their eliquids. Many of Vampire Vape’s flavours have become icons among vapers and helped show the industry just what was possible when eliquid creators dared to take a chance on bold, original flavours. You only have to think of Heisenberg, the Breaking Bad-inspired blend of hot cinnamon, cool menthol and sweet berries, or the deliciously fruity Pinkman.
Vampire Vape continue to produce ground-breaking eliquid flavours across nic salts, high-PG and shortfills, but for that distinctive, classic, High-PG throat hit and intense flavour, their freebase eliquids are still among the very best.
Succulent ripe mangoes lend their sunny sweetness to exotic coconut, while a subtle menthol background makes this an irresistible all-day vape.
The 'other' iconic eliquid from Vampire Vape, Pinkman e-liquid delivers an exquisite eruption of a mouth-watering fruit flavours.
Best High-PG eliquid of 2020: Vapouriz
Vapouriz have been at the forefront of UK vaping since 2011, and their classic freebase eliquids continue to be bestsellers. In fact, at Vapestore, we sell more Vapouriz high-PG juices than virtually any other e cig liquid! Thousands of smokers have made the switch to vaping thanks to Vapouriz high-PG juices, something that can be attributed to the purity of their taste and the quality of the ingredients. Vapouriz classic high-PG premium eliquids provide the familiar throat hit of traditional cigarettes with clean, crisp, authentic flavours, making them the ideal choice for people new to vaping. To this day, vapers are still drawn to such perennial favourites as Classic Tobacco, Strawberry Bliss and Millionaires Menthol, years after they first captivated taste buds.
Outrageously cool, fresh and satisfying, Millionaires Menthol is perfect for anyone who loves the Menthol Special Blend but wants something with an even stronger hit of Menthol.
Vapouriz Blueberry e-liquid is fresh and naturally fruity without being too sweet. If you're a blueberry fan and a vaper then you will love this e-liquid!
Bite into the taste of apple with Vapouriz Juicy Apple e-liquid. Fresh and crisp, this is a proper apple-flavoured e-liquid that bottles the full-bodied, rounded taste of apple - it's tart, tangy and mildly sweet.
Best Shortfills and High VG Sub-Ohm E-liquids in 2020
What are Shortfills and High-VG eliquids?
High-VG, or ‘Sub-Ohm’ eliquids contain a higher ratio of vegetable glycerin (VG) to propylene glycol (PG). VG creates those thick, dense clouds that make vaping such a great substitute for smoking while being easier on the throat than PG. VG liquids can take higher power outputs from devices they’re compatible with; devices that use sub-ohm coils, or coils that fire at below 1.0ohm resistance, hence the term ‘sub-ohm’ eliquids.
Shortfill eliquid bottles usually come in bottles of 60ml volume that contain 50ml of nicotine-free High-VG eliquid with 10ml of space to top up with a 10ml nicotine shot ‘booster’. Some brands also offer 100ml e liquid bottles of vapour juice. Since high-VG e-liquid is usually used in devices with higher power outputs, it can be easy to get through liquid fast. The beauty of shortfills is that, depending upon how frequently you vape, a shortfill can potentially last for weeks.
Best Shortfills of 2020: Pocket Fuel
Pocket Fuel e-liquids are one of the most iconic vaping lines to emerge from the UK. Produced by industry leaders Vapouriz Labs, they offer an irresistible line-up of flavours that explode on the tongue and ignite the senses. 2020 has seen a reboot of the famous brand, distilling the range into eight irresistible shortfills, while absorbing a few classic flavours from the Pure Evil range, another popular line from Vapouriz’ past. Keep an eye out for exciting news about even more new Pocket Fuel eliquids coming soon, but in the meantime, why not try Pocket Fuel for yourself and see what all the buzz is about?
A perfect balance of sharp, zingy citrus and the smooth tropical sweetness of Papaya.
Pocket Fuel's short-fill Menthol Mist is a perfectly balanced blend of sweet peppermint and cooling menthol.
Best Shortfills of 2020: Zeus Juice
Since 2011, the Zeus Group has been manufacturing some of the highest quality eliquids in the UK. With original flavours designed by master mixer Paul Curtis, the range has grown, adapted and improved over time so that now Zeus juices can be found in the tanks and pods of thousands of vapers. Among our favourite premium e liquid Zeus juices to grace Vapestore this year, we can’t get enough of Dragon’s Claw which blends dragon fruit, grapes, aniseed and menthol for a truly bold and deliciously original flavour, and the rich and creamy, custardy joys of Midas.
Clean, crisp and refreshing, Phoenix Tears by Zeus is a bracing breeze in eliquid form from Zeus Juice.
Rich, soothing butterscotch rides above aromatic vanilla and a creamy custard base.
Best Nicotine Salt E-Liquids in 2020
What are Nicotine Salt Eliquids?
Nicotine Salt e-liquids, often referred to as nic salts, are designed to mimic the strength and sensation of the nicotine found in a traditional tobacco cigarette. Although they are primarily intended for use with Pod Kits, nic salts can in fact be used with any tank with a higher resistance coil. Nicotine salts deliver nicotine to the bloodstream far quicker than standard nicotine-containing e-liquids, providing unprecedented relief from cravings.
Best Nicotine Salt of 2020: Riot Squad Hybrid Salts
Riot Squad’s 2020 Nicotine Salt e-liquids are formulated with hybrid nicotine, an innovative blend of freebase nicotine and nicotine salts. This combination of freebase and salt nicotine gives the most realistic alternative to a cigarette to help people stop smoking successfully.
Riot Squad’s hybrid nicotine juices have deftly bridged the gap between the satisfying throat sensation of freebase juices and the craving-killing strength of higher nicotine found in nic salts. It helps further that this year’s batch of Riot Squad hybrid nic salt best vape juice uk are all unfailingly delicious, with the Punx range being a particular highlight thanks to flavours like tropical Guava, Passion Fruit & Pineapple and the sharp, sweet and refreshing Blackcurrant and Watermelon.
This exquisite cocktail of exotic, tropical fruits provides a sun-soaked rush of flavour thanks to rich guava, bittersweet passion fruit and tangy pineapple
A decadent blend of rich, sweet cherry and cooling menthol delivers an incredibly refreshing, mouth-watering vape from beginning to end.
Best Nicotine Salt of 2020: IVG Salts
IVG are a bestselling UK vape brand that take their name from the main component in their e-liquids: Vegetable Glycerine. This substance provides the thick, rich and flavourful clouds which have now become synonymous with the IVG range, whether balanced to perfection in 50/50 blends or in nic salt formulations. The most recent crop of IVG nic salt juices have, to our taste buds, been their best yet, with the brand’s flair for delicious nostalgia on full display in such flavours as Riberry Lemonade, Bubblegum and Rainbow Blast.
This e-liquid is packed with bright lemon and juicy lime laced with sugary sherbet for an invigorating vape.
Get ready for a psychedelic blast of fruit candy flavour shot through with an enticing sour note
Best 50/50 Eliquids of 2020
What are 50/50 eliquids?
All e-liquids contain a combination of vegetable glycerin (VG) and propylene glycol (PG), plus nicotine and flavours. PG tends to enhance the flavour it carries and provides a more tangible throat sensation, called a ‘throat hit’. VG, on the other hand, is easier on the throat and provides the vapour when heated up by the coil in the vape device. With 50:50 e-juices, vapers can enjoy e cig juice with the intense flavour of PG with the smoother throat sensation and rich clouds of VG. It’s the perfect balance.
Best 50/50 Eliquid of 2020: Just Juice 50/50
Already one of the most popular eliquid producers in the UK, despite only launching in 2019, Just Juice’s award-winning fruity flavours have lent themselves perfectly to 50/50 eliquid. The Just Juice 50/50 range boasts mouth-watering hits such as the exotic Blood Orange, Citrus and Guava, tangy, sweet and refreshing Kiwi and Cranberry on Ice and the incredible limited edition Berry Burst and Lemonade.
The crispy tang of fresh apples and the mellow sweetness of juicy pears, with an invigorating menthol kick for a cool inhale.
Taste the tropics with Just Juice’s sublime 50/50 blend of sweet ripe mangoes and tangy passionfruit.
Best 50/50 Eliquids of 2020: Doozy Vape Co. 50/50
Doozy Vape Co’s e-liquids exude premium quality, using only the best ingredients for maximum flavour. This has been realised to perfection in their 50/50 eliquid range which demonstrates Doozy Vape’s skill at producing incredibly accurate and utterly delicious, classic flavours, including luscious Blue Raspberry, tangy Mixed Berries and a truly amazing take on classic Strawberry.
Sweet, tart blackcurrants and the gentle spice of aniseed make a wickedly dark pairing in this incredibly moreish ejuice
Succulent fresh grapes and tangy berries make this an irresistibly fruity vape from Doozy Vape Co.
Best Menthol Eliquids in 2020
Dimpleberry by Zeus is an expertly balanced blend of juicy berries with a soothing botanical note from eucalyptus. That delicious sensation is capped with an invigorating dash of cool menthol on the exhale for a supremely satisfying all-day vape.
Sensation X is Ohm Brew’s first Menthol recipe, and it delivers on every front. That unmistakable minty freshness and pure refreshment of menthol is given a subtle, beguiling complexity in this fabulous juice that should be in every menthol lover’s tank.
Best Tobacco Eliquids in 2020
Super-satisfying with an irresistible, subtle sweetness, this sublime ejuice from Doozy Vape Co. delivers all the rich, smoky flavour of real tobacco, softened by the sweet, soothing notes of dark caramel.
Smooth, light tobacco softened with a rich, silky cream; Cream Leaf by Riot Squad is a fabulous take on traditional tobacco-flavoured e-liquid given a dash of dreamy decadence.
Best Fruit Flavours in 2020
An incredibly well-balanced eliquid, Ohm Boy layers tart Rhubarb with sweet Raspberry, delicately finished with the floral notes of Orange Blossom.
Tasting like a luxurious cross between tangy lemonade and a sweet cherry crush, the addition of a cooling layer of iced blueberries finish off this exquisite e-liquid to perfection.
Best Bakery and Dessert Eliquids in 2020
Strawberry Churrios is The Milkman’s delicious breakfast blend of rich, fresh milk over rubbly, hearty churros with irresistible layers of warm, spicy cinnamon and fresh-tasting strawberries.
Berry fans were spoiled this year with a juice from Pocket Fuel that offers a multi-layered cocktail of seven delicious berries, each as sweet and distinct as the other.