Another local juice made it’s way on to my desk. 3WG Elixirs, based out of Greenwood Lake, NY. I like to review anything local as often as possible so I happily bumped these liquids up my queue.
3WG Elixirs currently has 4 different liquids and I will be testing all of them.
- Outlaw – Banana cream with subtle notes of vanilla custard and creamy chocolate
- Retaliation – Peanut butter raspberry swirl
- Renegade – Bavarian cream mixed with sweet cinnamon sugar
- Conspiracy – New twist on blue raspberry that brings back memories of a red, white, and blue popsicle.
3WG Elixirs Full Lineup
As typical, I’ll be using a Snow Wolf 200w mod with my trusty Snubnose RDA. 24 gauge dual coil @ 0.37 ohms running between 45-55 watts.
First off is Outlaw. I’m very curious about how this one tastes because the description sounds heavenly. Banana cream, vanilla custard, and chocolate sound like a phenomenal combination of flavors.
When I cracked the bottle open, i wasn’t hit with any overpowering scents. The cream/custard and chocolate flavors came out over the banana. The custard smelled full bodied and the chocolate was subtle.
When I got the dripper ready and took my first pull, the banana was quickly overtaken by the cream, custard, and chocolate flavor. The vanilla custard is tasty and the chocolate is balanced well. The banana unfortunately is too subtle. It barely comes out on first inhaling and really doesn’t make its presence known on the exhale. It’s a pity as I would love to have a bit more banana in this liquid. As it is, it comes off as a slight tweak to the standard vanilla custard flavors that have flooded the marketplace. If you like that profile, then you’ll enjoy this one. But for me, I was really hoping to have something a little different.
The description on this one had me curious but very hesitant. Normally, most peanut butter flavors are extremely artificial tasting. Basically, I try to avoid anything with peanut butter because it’s almost always awful. But you can’t write off everything so let’s give this one a go.
Opening the bottle, you’re immediately greeted by a strong peanut butter smell. I don’t really smell the raspberry off the bat but I’m sure it will be present upon the taste test.
Upon vaping Retaliation, the peanut butter is still the forward flavor. However, I am happy to say that it is not overpowering and doesn’t taste terribly artificial at all. The raspberry is present and balances well with the peanut butter. After a couple of reloads on the dripper, I am wanting for a hint more raspberry. It is a good flavor overall but personally it needs just a slight tweak to the balance to make it better.
Bavarian cream and cinnamon sugar? Sign me up. Off the bat, this seems like it will be a good blend based on the flavor profile. When I open the bottle, the cinnamon sugar comes wafting out of the bottle. The bavarian cream is a bit more subtle to the sniff test but still present.
The cream is very forward and present upon actually vaping Renegade in a good way. The sweet cinnamon sugar adds a bit more sweetness to the cream. The cinnamon itself is well balanced and not overpowering.
This is easily a good all day vape even though I typically prefer not to vape this type of flavor profile all day.
Throwback flavors. These are some of my favorite and most hated liquids on the market. If the juice company gets it right, I am extremely happy. But if it’s a bit off, well…I can’t throw it out fast enough. On the other hand, I love blue raspberry flavors. It is one of the few flavors that can be a bit sweet and artificial tasting but still be ok to vape (for me).
Excited to try this flavor (because who doesn’t love Bomb Pops), I load up my dripper with some fresh wick and get the cotton broken in. I take my first few puffs and I’m not sure what to think. I taste the blue raspberry, I taste the cherry (or what should be cherry), and the white is…very muted out. I can’t honestly tell what the last flavor should be in this liquid.
So I keep going. And going. And going. I’m through a couple ml’s at this point because I honestly don’t know how I feel about this liquid. There’s times I get some really good flavor from it. Then there’s other times where I’m pushing towards putting the bottle to the side or giving it to a friend. It’s a very love/hate back and forth. I even did the testing over a couple day period and still can’t decide whether this is a good, bad, or just an ok flavor.
When I first read through all the flavor descriptions, I was thinking I found a great line of flavors that would all be delicious in their own right. But as I’ve really taken the time to try each every flavor, the only one I can really recommend out of the line is Renegade (bavarian cream/sweet cinnamon sugar). The rest were varying levels of average and one I can’t even give a rating because I’m so undecided on it. I tested all 4 flavors in a 3mg nicotine level and found each and every one of them to be consistent and smooth.
Pricing starts at $20 for a 30ml bottle, $35 for a 60ml, and $60 for a 120ml. The smaller bottles are obviously higher priced per ml and honestly could be a little cheaper per bottle. I’d peg this at a $15/30ml liquid and structure the larger bottles based on that.
Lastly, 3WG Elixirs makes it very clear on their website that they use an ISO Grade 6 lab for their manufacturing process. This is a good example of what every eliquid company should be doing in terms of transparency. So props to them on that point.
3WG Elixirs Website