Now in its third year, Vape Jam is held annually in London and has quickly become one of the go-to places in the UK for vapers to get together. With a hall full of eLiquid creators, hardware manufacturers, vaping advocates, reviewers, and of course, all the vapers, it’s one of the only places that you can be sure to feel at home as a vaper. At every show are the Vape Jam awards, with this year’s awards sponsored by Sub Ohm Magazine.
Awards are given to the best flavour profiles, and bits of kit and hardware, as well as tanks, stands, and brands – there’s a whole heap to be won! Here’s the run down of this years winners at Vape Jam 2017.
Best in Show – Prohibition Vapes
Prohibition Potions hail from the UK, and along with their eLiquid range, Prohibition also have a number of coffee and vape lounges to chill and have a vape.
Their Prohibition Potions range features a variety of flavours to try, from an icy Slushie to a Blackcurrant Liquorice, and are inspired by the Smuggler’s Runs of 1930’s Prohibition in the USA.
Best Branding – Zap
ZAP! Juice hail from Manchester, UK, and they spend many a joyous hour creating their eLiquids in their ISO-grade clean room.
Using only the highest grade pharmaceutical VG, PG, Nicotine, and Flavourings, their master vape mixologists pouring their passion and dedication for their craft into every bottle of eJuice.
Best Booth – Twelve Monkeys
Hailing all the way from the dense jungles of Toronto in Canada, Twelve Monkeys Vapor Co have strived to create a range of e-liquids with quality flavours at a very reasonable price. All of 12 Monkeys e-liquids are at a minimum of 70% VG, allowing for a very smooth and flavoursome vape on every puff, and every e-liquid is pre-steeped for two weeks prior to bottling, so all the flavours are more evenly balanced.
Best Unregulated – Purge
Purge Mods were started by two guys who created Fast Eddie’s Vape Shop & Lounge with their main intention being to help people find a safer smoking alternative. After a flourishing start, their passion grew to help those that weren’t just in their community.
Purge Mods are high end with extensive design and construction values.
Best Regulated – Limitless
Widely known for their range of mods, drippers, and other devices, Limitless have long been held in high regard by many in the vaping world, with their devices being some of the most sought after and respected pieces of kit. At the 2017 Vape Jam, Limitless walked away with 0.
Best RDA – Grimm Green – The Recoil
Designed by Grimm Green himself (who also coincidentally had Q & A appearances at Vape Jam that weekend), his Recoil RDA combines a balanced build deck and a two cap, dual-angled airflow system. 24mm in diameter, the Recoil has a 22mm deck allowing for easy-builds, with a three post, split centre post arrangement, with 2.5mm terminal. It’s aimed for those looking for big flavour and vapour production, with a high-performance RDA unit.
Best RTA – Mason Dumptank
The Mason Dumptank from VaperGate took home the Best RTA award. It offers a generous deck with ample space for building both simple and complex coil builds. It has a continually variable airflow system ranging from a wide open to a completely closed draw; built with both flavour and vapour production in mind.
Best Custard & Cream – Eco Vape – Milf Milk
Eco-Vape e-liquid are a home-grown bunch, based out of Nottingham in sunny ol’ England. They were one of the first manufacturers to produce a Milkshake themed eliquid range, with their range available in 0, 3, and 6mg of nicotine, in a 90%VG consistency.
Milfsmilk from Eco Vapo is a UK-made ejuice, as well as being a delightfully named flavour, and it features a classic custard cream biscuit blended with sweet strawberries.
Best Dessert Kilo – Tru Blue
Kilo Vapors are world renowned for their dedication to the craft of eLiquid mixology. Each one of their five vape flavours have been carefully created with quality always preceding quantity. With very unique ideas and a freedom of expression, Kilo are one brand to try and try again.
Tru Blue by Kilo features a balanced blend of Blueberries along with notes of Custard.
Best Candy – Pick N Mix – Vanilla Fudge
The Pick n Mix eLiquid range is a creation of Bowman eLiquid, the same guys who produced the Psycho Chemist, among others. The Pick n Mix sub range features flavour blends wholly reminiscent of the various Pick n Mix sweets, including Foam Bananas, Mint Balls, Sour Cherries, Apples, and of course, the Vanilla Fudge.
Vanilla Fudge eLiquid by Pick n Mix is a flavour blend reminiscent of those fudge sweets at an old stool Pick n Mix.
Best Drink – Lemonade House- Fresh Lemonade
The Lemonade House eLiquid range features a Citrus and Beverage basis, using a tart Lemonade flavour as a basis. Along with this, each flavour contains additional flavour notes, such as Raspberries, Grapefruits, Mangoes, and other Tropical Fruits.
Traditional by The Lemonade House is an eLiquid flavour for the citrus-aficionados out there, featuring a thoroughly tart Lemonade-esqe flavour profile.
Best Menthol – Juice Bomb – Cherry Bomb
Juice Bomb eLiquids main focus is to bring a range of palatable eLiquids to the market, that are fully traceable and safe to use. Their range is available in a 60%VG blend, and are wholly manufactured in the UK.
At Vape Jam 2017, they took home the Best Menthol award for their Cherry Bomb eLiquid.
Best Pastry Dvtch Amsterdam – Tom Pouce
Dutch Amsterdam are one of the only eLiquid companies in Amsterdam, and they aim to bring their city’s culture to the world with their eLiquid flavour range. With five flavours in their range, their ‘Tom Pouce’ flavour bringing home the best pastry from Vape Jam in 2017.
Best Tobacco – Miami Drip Club Little Havana
From the Cheap Thrills guys, the Miami Drip Club range aims to encapsulate all that sun-soaked 80’s glory in an eLiquid bottle. Colourful branding and complex flavour blends all both Cheap Thrills and Miami Drip Club to push through the USA dominated eJuice as one of the more noticeable brands from the UK.
Their Little Havana eLiquid has a blend of biscuits, caramels, and tobacco, along with notes of cinnamon.
Best Fruit – Kilo – Mixed Fruit
Formerly know as Fruit Whip in the Kilo range, this mixed fruit flavour blend was renamed to the more matter-of-fact “Mixed Fruit”. Mixed Fruit by Kilo is a balanced fruit medley featuring Apples, Pears, Mixed Berries, with Tropical Fruits such as Mangoes, Passion Fruit and Pineapples, finally finished with notes of Cream.
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