Characteristics: The first thing you will notice with the Drake’s Perique E-liquid is its appearance which does resemble a light whisky in colour. This particular e-liquid is noted for it rather earthy and musty smell although there is also a hint of fruit to be found as well.
For the taste, then you are looking at something that is certainly more full-bodied although it is still amazingly smooth and has a kick of sweetness that does help with the taste. That is what you would kind of expect from perique tobacco especially the nutty aftertaste that is also going to kick in.
NATURALLY EXTRACTED TOBACCO NET BY COLD MACERATION
Made from St James Perique Tobacco which is Exceptionally rare, grown and cured by a small farm in rural Saint James Parish that has been producing high quality barrel-cured perique tobacco for generations. After slightly air drying, the now brown leaves are cleaned and packed into hickory whiskey barrels. The tobacco is kept under pressure using oak blocks and massive screw jacks, forcing nearly all the air out of the still-moist leaves. Approximately once a month the pressure is released, and each of the sections are worked by hand to permit a little air back into the tobacco. After a year of this treatment, the perique is ready for consumption, although it may be kept fresh under pressure for many years.
The one thing that stands out is that this particular e-liquid is exceptionally well made. It’s clear that it has been crafted by experts and that comes across in the smoothness of the finished product. For those that love the more traditional tastes, then this will be perfect and with the fruit flavours coming through at the end, this is certainly a well balanced liquid.
Drake’s themselves state how this particular vaping liquid really kicks things off with a smooth, rich taste that immediately lets you know that you have something special and of substance. After this smooth beginning, it then develops into something that is more full-bodied than you were perhaps expecting and this is where the perique tobacco really lets itself be known.
When you first take that draw, you will be reminded of its earthy tones that come from the red burley. This is then followed by the perique kicking in with its darker complexities that just adds another dimension to the vaping experience. As you exhale, you will be hit with the nutty and fruity side of things with this only becoming more prominent.
What you get with Drake’s Perique E-liquid is an absolute masterclass in how to blend together two different tobacco products into something special. However, do be warned that this flavour is not for the weak as this is going to rise up and hit you right from the very first draw. The fruit and sweetness does save it from being too over-powering for most people although if you prefer the sweeter side of things then you may be slightly disappointed.
50% VG – 50% PG – Available in 10ml TPD compliant bottles from Summer 2017