If you’ve never experienced a decent RY4 E Liquid, you’re missing out – they’re supremely tasty! Below is a selection of my current faves…
If you’ve been vaping for any amount of time, chances are you don’t vape tobacco-flavoured E Liquid. Like most, you probably prefer sweeter E Liquids or fruit, candy, or dessert-based ones. I know, it makes sense: they’re tastier, right?
I used to think they were, but then I got into RY4 E Liquid in kind of a big way late last year. Initially, I was put off because, as the name suggests, this is a tobacco-blend E Liquid. But I was so wrong about RY4 E Liquid. And I’ve been kicking myself ever since.
If you’ve never heard of RY4 E Liquid before, let’s do a quick overview of what it is. If you know what it is, skip down to my recommendations for Ry4 E Liquid in 2018.
What Is RY4 E Liquid? A Quick History…
The history of RY4 E Liquid is actually pretty interesting. But more on that in a moment. For now, let’s define what a RY4 E Liquid actually is.
RY4 E Liquid is essentially an umbrella term for a flavor profile. However, ALL RY4 E Liquid must include the following to be considered a RY4 E Liquid: a tobacco base (it’s usually very mild), caramel, and vanilla.
Now, as with most things in the vape space, brands tinker with the elements, try new things, add new flavours, so you can have a stronger tobacco base, for instance, or more emphasis on the sweeter side of things.
It depends on who’s creating to E Liquid to be honest – and there are plenty of brands to choose from. However, the actual RY4 E Liquid flavor itself was created by two dudes in a lab. If you’re a purist a true RY4 is just tobacco, caramel, and vanilla – nothing else.
The actual flavor itself was the creation of two Chinese chaps. Here’s the overview from E-cig Forum on how it all went down:
“The very first RY liquid was created in a single afternoon by two men: Ludo, one of the owners of Janty, and a Chinese flavor chemist, presumably working for Dekang. They started in the lab of a Dekang factory in China with some basic flavors they both agreed on and made various “test juices,” tweaking the recipe along the way. After about four hours, they came up with the one they liked best, and they christened it Ruyan 4—” the name was abbreviated to RY4.”
Since then, RY4 E Liquid has been copied and replicated and copied some more. A myriad of brands now carry a RY4 range of E Liquid and, while I haven’t tried all of them, that’d be impossible, I have tried enough to have a few go-to favourites, which you should definitely check out if you’re interested in RY4 E Liquid.
My Favourite RY4 E Liquid Brands
As I said, I’ve tried a bunch of RY4 E Liquids and A LOT of them weren’t great. Some were OK, but only a select few were really tasty and worthy of mention below.
For my money, the following brands offer up the best RY4 around. They’re all super tasty, precise, great all-day vapes, and are perfect for anyone looking at dipping their toe in the wonderful world of RY4 E Liquid.
Glas Vapor Butterscotch Reserve – 60ML
This stuff tastes like heaven. I would actually go as far as saying it is one of the best E Liquids I have ever vaped – and I have vaped A LOT of E Liquid over the years.
The flavor profile is brilliant, the tobacco element is very mild, just notes. The mix of caramel, vanilla, and butterscotch is utterly superb. Imagine the best dessert you’ve ever tasted combined with the aroma of a high-end tobacconist and you’re about halfway there to how good Glas Vapor’s Butterscotch Reserve is.
Best Place To Buy? VaporDNA – $16.99 (60ML)
VaporFi Caramel Tobacco RY4 E Liquid
This one is smooth, tasty, has a great aftertaste and comes highly recommended. I found the lower nicotine strength versions tasted a lot better, however, so if you go with this one make sure you get it in 3MG – anything higher detracts from the flavor.
VaporFi sent me its Caramel Tobacco RY4 E Liquid AGES ago, but I just left it in my draw, as I figured it’d be gross as it was tobacco-based. And at the time I didn’t vape tobacco-based E Liquid. This was a mistake, and after a couple of toots, I was more than impressed.
This is sweet, complex, and the tobacco isn’t too strong. It’s slightly more apparent than Glas Vapor’s but it is still very subtle, with the caramel doing most of the legwork. I only had two small bottles of this and they were both dispatched of within a couple of days.
Best Place To Buy? VaporFi – $15.99 For 30ML
Humble Juice Co.’s Caramel Tobacco E Liquid
Like Glas Vapor’s, Humble’s Caramel Tobacco E Liquid is incredibly moreish. The blend is perfectly balanced and truly unique; I’ve never had an E Juice quite like this one. Caramel Tobacco E Liquid is incredibly smooth, however, especially in 3MG, so if you want more a throat hit, you might want to go with a 6MG blend.
For me personally, I’m all about the smoothness. I vape pretty much exclusively with RDAs, so I’m all about the flavor and the smoothness and this stuff is smoother than Kenny Loggins covered in Olive Oil.
Next to Glas Vapor’s Butterscotch Reserve, I’d this is my favourite blend. I love the smoothness of it, the flavor profile, and I like the tobacco they use – it tastes like an expensive cigar, just lingering in the background.