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Best Shortfill eLiquids of 2022

best shortfill eliquids of 2022 

If you own a sub-ohm vape kit shortfill e-liquid is about to become your new best friend. You know from experience that a powerful sub-ohm tank can consume a massive volume of e-liquid - so much, in fact, that a single 10 ml bottle of vape juice may not last through a full day of vaping.

Do you typically carry more than one bottle of e-liquid when you leave the house because you're afraid of running out? Wouldn't it be nice to carry just one large bottle of e-liquid when you're out and about or to buy just a few big bottles instead of a mountain of small ones when you stock up on e-liquid? If you answered “yes” to those questions, shortfill e-liquid is exactly what you need.

This is your guide to buying shortfill e-liquid. In it, we're going to list the best shortfill e-liquids of 2022. If you're new to shortfill vape juice, these are the flavours you absolutely must try. Before we list the best shortfill e-liquids, though, we'll begin with a brief introduction explaining what shortfill e-liquid is and how to use it. When you're done reading, you'll be ready to make the most of this exciting new type of vape juice.

What Are Shortfill E-Liquids, and Why Do They Exist?

Shortfill e-liquid is nicotine-free vape juice sold in a large bottle that isn't filled all the way to the top. The reason for the empty space in the bottle is because you'll add the nicotine yourself after buying the e-liquid. The nicotine comes in the form of nicotine shots. A nicotine shot is a 10 ml bottle of flavourless e-liquid with a high nicotine strength – usually 18 mg/ml – and it's designed specifically for adding to shortfill e-liquid.

If you're a newer vaper, you're probably wondering why shortfill e-liquid is necessary. Why would an e-liquid company sell the e-liquid and the nicotine separately when it would be so much easier for consumers to buy them together in a single bottle? The answer is that the Tobacco Products Directive prohibits the sale of e-liquid with nicotine in bottles larger than 10 ml. The reason why shortfill e-liquid can be sold in large bottles is because it doesn't contain nicotine.

If you don't want to go through the trouble of adding nicotine shots to your e-liquid, you're free to continue buying e-liquid in 10 ml bottles as you always have. When you buy e-liquid in 10 ml bottles, the nicotine is already mixed in. If you hate the fact that you can't leave the house without your pockets full of 10 ml bottles, though, shortfill e-liquid is exactly what you want.

How to Buy Shortfill E-Liquid

Here at Vapekit, we know how confusing shortfill e-liquid can be for newer vapers and have structured our product pages to make the buying process as simple as possible. Shortfill e-liquid usually comes in one of two different sizes.

  • A 60 ml bottle with 50 ml of e-liquid
  • A 120 ml bottle with 100 ml of e-liquid

As mentioned above, nicotine shots always come in 10 ml bottles. Therefore, a 60 ml shortfill bottle has room for one nic shot, and a 120 ml shortfill bottle has room for two nic shots. When you view a product page for any shortfill e-liquid product on this site, you'll see an option to add the appropriate number of nicotine shots right there on the page. Simply click the box(es), and you're all set.

A nicotine shot usually has a strength of 18 mg/ml. When you fill the empty space in a shortfill bottle with one or two nicotine shots at that strength, you'll have an e-liquid with a final nicotine strength of 3 mg/ml. You can also find lower- and higher-strength nicotine shots if 3 mg/ml isn't exactly the strength you want.

How to Use Shortfill E-Liquid

Before you can use a bottle of shortfill e-liquid, you'll need to add the nicotine. In addition to the shortfill bottle, you'll also need one nicotine shot for a 60 ml bottle or two nicotine shots for a 120 ml bottle.

  • Prise the nozzle off of the shortfill bottle with your fingernails or a thin tool.
  • Open a nicotine shot and add the full contents to the shortfill bottle. If you have a 120 ml bottle, repeat with a second nicotine short.
  • Replace the nozzle on the shortfill bottle and close the cap tightly.
  • Shake the bottle well for several seconds to thoroughly distribute the nicotine.
  • After mixing and shaking, the shortfill e-liquid is ready to use. To ensure that the distribution of nicotine remains consistent throughout the bottle, we recommend shaking it each time you fill your tank. Learn more about how to mix shortfill e-liquids.

Can you buy and use shortfill e-liquid as it is if you prefer nicotine-free vape juice? You bet! If you prefer to vape without nicotine, there's no reason for you to ever buy your e-liquid in 10 ml bottles. You can buy shortfill vape juice and use it as it is.

The Best Shortfill E-Liquids of 2022

With the introductory information out of the way, we'd like to conclude our buyer's guide with a list of the best shortfill e-liquids of 2022. If you're new to the world of shortfill vape juice, these are the flavours that belong on your must-try list.

Heisenberg by Vampire Vape

Price from: £9.99 | Buy It Now

Perhaps the most famous e-liquid ever to come out of Britain, this enigmatic e-liquid features a mix of fruits layered over an aniseed base, and it finishes with a burst of chilly menthol. For some people, the flavour of Heisenberg tastes a bit like what you might get if you constructed a fruity cocktail using absinthe as a base. Others, though, think Heisenberg tastes a bit like a mix of fruit juices with a bit of star anise thrown in for added interest.

The people at Vampire Vape have always been tight-lipped about the exact flavour notes in Heisenberg, and that has only served to heighten the mystery surrounding this vape juice. No two vapers taste exactly the same combination of flavour notes in Heisenberg, but everyone can agree that it's an excellent all-day vape.

Grape Drank by Ruthless

Price from: £13.99 | Buy It Now

The people at Ruthless Vapor in the United States have always been – well, ruthless! – about creating great e-liquid flavours. We could have selected any of several different Ruthless vape juices for this list of the best shortfill e-liquids, but we think that Grape Drank perfectly encapsulates everything that this brand is about.

So, what can you expect when you try Grape Drank by Ruthless? In short, you can expect the sweetest, boldest grape e-liquid ever. Grape Drank tastes like drinking a big glass of grape soda with a bunch of tiny pieces of grape bubble gum floating throughout. Grape isn't nearly as common of a flavour note as it deserves to be, and this is one of the only truly outstanding e-liquids on the market in which grape is a major player.

Crystal Mist by Double Drip

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One of the most important trends to hit the world of vape juice over the past few years is the use of menthol as a gentle flavour adjuster in an e-liquid rather than as its primary note. It has become increasingly rare for e-liquid companies to try to duplicate the flavour of a menthol cigarette. Instead, they're doing things like using a small amount of menthol to create an e-liquid that tastes like a smoothie or a big frozen slush.

Speaking of e-liquids that taste like slushes, that's exactly what we have with Crystal Mist by Double Drip. If you've been vaping for a while, you've probably had an opportunity to try at least one e-liquid capturing the flavour of a blue raspberry slush during your time as a vaper. We doubt, though, that you've ever had anything like Crystal Mist. This e-liquid starts with the base flavour of a blue raspberry slush and blends that note with a rich black cherry flavour for a dash of much-needed complexity. It's the menthol finish, though, that makes this e-liquid taste almost exactly like a real slush.

Midas by Zeus Juice

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No list of the best shortfill e-liquids would be complete without a great custard vape juice, and we've got one for you right here with Midas by Zeus Juice. Custard e-liquids are incredibly popular within the vaping community because they capture a balance of sweet and savoury notes that many people find absolutely ideal for all-day vaping. You've got the sweet notes of sugar and vanilla, of course, but the sweetness is tempered somewhat by the darker and richer notes of caramel and egg yolk. If you prefer an e-liquid that doesn't overwhelm your palate with sweetness, you'll probably love custard.

The feature that makes Midas different from other custard e-liquids is its use of butterscotch as an accent flavour rather than the traditional caramel note that most custard vape juices use. Replacing caramel with the flavour of browned butter adds an additional level of savoury richness that other custard e-liquids can't match.

Mojito by Zing!

Price from: £4.99 | Buy It Now

If you've ever tried one, you know why the mojito has been one of the world's trendiest cocktails over the past several years – and if you haven't, we encourage you to do so. Made by combining muddled fresh mint and sugar with lime juice, rum and soda water, the mojito is a wonderfully complex and refreshing cocktail that isn't heavy on the alcohol but still packs a decent punch.

As you can probably imagine, the complexity of a real mojito is quite difficult to capture in vapour form. You can't capture the flavour of fresh mint just by adding menthol to an e-liquid – and trying to create a lime e-liquid is a notoriously hot-or-miss proposition. Despite the tall odds, the people at Zing! have succeeded admirably with their Mojito vape juice. The citrus and mint notes in this e-liquid combine to create an unbelievably refreshing flavour profile, and the level of sweetness is just sufficient to keep the palate interested without becoming overbearing.

Blackjack by Ohm Boy

Price from: £8.00 | Buy It Now

The flavour of anise is something that British vapers absolutely love. That's helped to make Heisenberg by Vampire Vape – mentioned above – an all-time classic, and sometimes it seems as though just about every UK vape juice company has created a Heisenberg clone of its own. Heisenberg, though, is a blend of flavours in which the aniseed note plays a small – but crucial – role. E-liquids in which anise plays the starring role are rare, and that's why we've chosen to highlight Blackjack by Ohm Boy on this list of the best shortfill e-liquids.

Blackjack is an absolute treat capturing the authentic experience of eating the candy of the same name that you might remember from your youth. Combining a strong aniseed backbone with a hearty dose of sweetness, you'd be hard-pressed to find a candy vape juice anywhere that's truer to life.

Smooth Tobacco by Dinner Lady

Price from: £11.65 | Buy It Now

We couldn't write a list of the best shortfill e-liquids without including a tobacco vape juice, and it's safe to say that Smooth Tobacco by Dinner Lady is one of the very best. Although it's true that no e-liquid can completely copy the flavour of a conventional cigarette – that's impossible to do with a product that doesn't contain tobacco and uses only food-grade flavours – Smooth Tobacco satisfies the palate in a completely different way by capturing the elements that make tobacco great while omitting the harshness of smoke. No matter how much of a tobacco fan you may think you are, we think you'll be a convert once you learn that the flavour of smoke is really something that you merely tolerated over the years but didn't truly love.

In trying to create a delicious and satisfying tobacco e-liquid, the people at Dinner Lady really hit all the right notes with Smooth Tobacco. This is an e-liquid has the savoury and nutty notes you're craving, and it combines those notes with a hint of subtle sweetness that you'll love.

Jam Doughnut by Yorkshire Vaper

Price from: £12.49 | Buy It Now

Some of the most popular e-liquids within the vaping community have bakery flavour profiles, and much of the reason is that the classic bakery flavour notes of butter and cooked wheat flour actually translate extremely well to vapour form to create some surprisingly realistic e-liquids. By using those two flavour notes as a base, vape juice companies have managed to create extremely authentic e-liquids that taste like cookies, cakes and that all-time classic: the doughnut.

Jam Doughnut by Yorkshire Vaper is easily one of the most authentic doughnut e-liquids we've ever sampled here at Vapekit, and it's an absolute must if you've been craving a bakery vape juice with a good burst of fruity sweetness. This e-liquid captures the flavour of a warm doughnut that's fresh out of the oven, served with a sprinkling of sugar and filled with sweet raspberry jam.

Billow by Suicide Bunny

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Speaking of bakery e-liquids, there's another note that always works exceptionally well when combined with the flavour of a baked good. That flavour is coconut. Coconut adds both richness and sweetness to a vape juice, blending perfectly with the notes of flour and butter just as it does in the culinary world.

You'll never find a coconut e-liquid executed with greater subtlety and confidence than Billow by Suicide Bunny. Imagine a light, bouncy angel food cake that's topped with a dollop of coconut cream and a drizzle of salted caramel, and you'll have just an inkling of what it's like to vape this fantastic juice. If you're searching for a dessert e-liquid that's a bit different from the rest, this is definitely the one for you.

Matata by Twelve Monkeys

Price from: £11.65 | Buy It Now

We conclude our list of the best shortfill e-liquids of 2022 with a classic fruit blend that's always appropriate for any mood. When members of the vaping community are asked about their favourite e-liquids, fruit flavours top the polls year after year. A great fruit e-liquid will always feature a perfect blend of sweet and sour notes and can easily be a replacement for your favourite fruity candy. Why would you only satisfy your nicotine cravings when you could also please your sweet tooth at the same time?

You can think of Matata by Twelve Monkeys as essentially occupying the halfway point between a fruit candy e-liquid and one that tastes more like a cocktail of fresh fruit juices. Blending notes of grape and apple, Matata does an excellent job of hitting the sweet spot between sweet and sour to create an ideal flavour profile for all-day vaping.