Vape Jam UK 2017: Sub Ohm Magazine Awards



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.

If you’d like to get in contact with Vape Club, please feel free to get in contact with us.

Twelve Monkeys E-Liquid : An Overview

The wonderfully named Twelve Monkeys Vapor is a Canadian manufacturer of premium e-liquids who have spent a long time crafting their original line of juices and perfecting their combination of ingredients. With each flavour containing a minimum of 70% Vegetable Glycerin (VG) and some as high as 90%, their juices are ideal for drippers; although it was always Twelve Monkeys’ intention to create gourmet juices which vaped excellently in both rebuildables and tanks such as the Subtank series or Atlantis 2.0.

Another part of the Twelve Monkeys mission statement is to keep their juices at as reasonable a price as possible, avoiding the unnecessarily high mark-ups that some manufacturers place on their juices to effect a more premium appearance.

Discover the Intelligence of Twelve Monkeys eLiquid

After experimenting with hundreds of variations and flavour profiles, the mix-masters at Twelve Monkeys finally established their first three flavours and unleashed them on the vaping community to a reasonably rapturous reception. The success of Primal Vape, Tropika and Congo Custard, which make up the ‘Discovery’ line, informed the team that they were on the right track, with those first three flavours soon followed by three more exciting additions to the Twelve Monkeys e-liquid range in the form of the ‘Intelligence’ line of O-RangZ, Mangabeys and Kanzi.

Reviewers in the multiple vaping communities around North America and Europe have declared all of the flavours in the Twelve Monkeys Vapor range to be among the best around, and each of them have become many a vaper’s favourite all day vape.

Twelve Monkeys Vapor - Discovery Line

Twelve Monkeys E-Liquid Ingredients

Twelve Monkeys source their ingredients using only the highest quality available, with both the VG and the nicotine they use being of USP-grade standard. Their flavour ingredients are sourced from a stable of reliable and quality suppliers, with their own craftsmanship responsible for finding the perfect balance of ingredients.

Because of their determination to create the finest juices they can, each flavour can have a slightly variation in the exact amount of VG, as Twelve Monkeys fine tune the exact amounts to best suit each of the flavour ingredients. However, as stated, each flavour features at least 70% VG, which experienced vapers will know is the base ingredient that carries the most flavour as well as creating the densest clouds.

Because of the high VG content of all the flavours, Twelve Monkeys do not include high nicotine amounts in any of their flavours, with the maximum amount being 12mg for each of them. Great flavour and high nicotine levels don’t mix too well so again this decision to omit high nicotine amounts (to the detriment of potential sales, it must be said) is another marker of the dedication to quality that defines Twelve Monkeys Vapor. Other nicotine amounts available include 3mg and 6mg as well as a zero nicotine version of each flavour.

Twelve Monkeys Vapor – E-Liquid Flavours

When Twelve Monkeys launched their line of juices, they did so with awesome promo videos and imaginative flavour descriptions which reflected the strong personalities of their e-liquids. Each flavour represents a step on the journey to discovering the intelligence behind masterful e-liquid manufacture, with plenty of fruity flavours in the range, as well as some classic custard, cereal and candy concoctions. There is even a spicy tobacco blend which features a massive VG content of 90%.

Vaping high quality such as this can make a vaper come over all philosophical, almost like vaping these juices is like touching that mysterious obelisk from 2001: A Space Odyssey (as featured in the Twelve Monkeys Vapor promo video). So join us and the rest of the vaping world in touching that obelisk of intelligence and discovering which vaping direction you are going to evolve in next.

Congo Custard E-Liquid by Twelve Monkeys Vapor


One of the original three flavours produced by Twelve Monkeys Vapor and a staple of the original Discovery e-liquid range, Congo Custard is a sophisticated strawberry custard blend featuring two distinctly different vanilla flavours carefully layered with the familiar taste of freshly picked strawberries. It’s a familiar flavour combo that most experienced vapers will have tried before, but possibly not in quite such exquisite form as this.

Primal Pipe E-Liquid by Twelve Monkeys Vapor


With sweet and nutty undertones, this smooth and rich tobacco blend is designed specifically to satisfy even the most demanding tobacco connoisseurs. Primal Pipe e-liquid is another of the original three juices in the Discovery line, and you will be hard pushed to find tobacco vapes that rival this juice’s succulent flavour thanks to its 90% VG content.

Tropika E-Liquid by Twelve Monkeys Vapor


The third of the original Discovery line features a mesmerising mix of tropical fruit flavours expertly blended together to create a slightly mysterious and yet magnificently refreshing vaping experience. Close your eyes while you vape this Tropika e-liquid to be temporarily transported into a hammock strung between two palm trees on a white sand beach.

Kanzi E-Liquid by Twelve Monkeys Vapor


The Intelligence line of juices by Twelve Monkeys Vapor kicks off with this crazy candy concoction that should have sweet tooths everywhere salivating at the mere thought. Kanzi e-juice features strawberries, watermelon and kiwi flavours all lovingly layered and perfectly fused together to create the sweetest of vaping sensations.

Mangabeys E-Liquid by Twelve Monkeys Vapor


Another fruity festival of flavour from the Intelligence line, this time focused on Caribbean fruits such as pineapple, guava and mango which have been blended together to create another juice to transport your imagination somewhere exotically exciting. You’ll also have fun noticing and identifying the other fruity notes in amongst the main flavour layers of this Mangabeys e-liquid.

O-RangZ E-Liquid by Twelve Monkeys Vapor


The third instalment in the Intelligence line by Twelve Monkeys Vapor features a unique concoction of wheaty cereal and creamy milk blended with notes of lemon. Such a blend is both intriguing and exciting and absolutely delivers on its promise of being one of the tastiest vapes around. This O-RangZ e-liquid is an ideal morning vape to get your day off to a tastily refreshing start.