Taking A Closer Look At The V2 Platinum E Liquid Range
This V2 Platinum e liquid review will be taking a look at a selection of flavors from the V2 (Vapour 2 in Europe) range.
The V2 platinum e juice range has 12 flavors in total, three tobacco, one menthol and eight other flavors that are a mix of fruit sweet and savory. The flavors not included in this review are the Cola, Menthol, Vanilla and Coffee.
They are available in 5 nicotine strengths of which further on in this review we have a general guide to help you choose the right strength for you
One things straight off the bat that I like about the V2 Platinum e liquids is that they are transparent with their ingredients and batch test their e liquid which you can check online. More as well on that below.
OK, so back to the topic at hand! The V2 e liquid review. That’s what we’re all here for right….
“Congress: smooth Virginia-style tobacco”
Congress tobacco flavor is based on the Parliament cig range and is also said to be similar to Marlboro Lights. Now I’ve never personally smoked the former so can’t attest for it’s accuracy. I did use to smoke Marlboro Lights however.
What I can say is that Congress is a robust tobacco taste that does, in my opinion, an excellent job of replicating a cigarette.
As an ex Marlboro Light smoker I thought this did a stand up job and although robust provided the throat hit isn’t harsh.
It has to be said though, at the time of writing it’s been almost 6 years since my last cigarette. Confession over, I can see this being a great starting point for those new to cigarettes.
Some other tobacco e cig flavors can have a slightly sweet after taste but I didn’t get that with this flavor.
I was vaping the ‘Full’ 1.8% nicotine strength which gives a decent throat hit and like all V2 flavors gives a good amount of vapor, especially considering these are PG heavy e liquids.
“Sahara: think French or Turkish tobacco”
V2 Sahara is another tobacco flavor, this time based on Camel.
Sahara gives a smoother, slightly sweet tobacco flavor, definitely not as robust as the Congress Tobacco but still on the stronger side.
For me this does a good job with replicating tobacco although with a slightly sweet edge.
There is one thing to keep in mind with tobacco flavors, there is always going to be a slight difference in taste to the real thing.
At first it may take getting used to as it did for me but I soon preferred the taste of e cigarette juice by a long way.
The throat hit on the 18mg nicotine is very good as is the vapor volume so all is good there.
“V2 Red: strong tobacco hit”
V2 Red is the most popular tobacco flavor in the V2 e juice range, likely because it is made to be nearest to tobacco brands such as Marlboro (red), Pall Mall, Lucky Strike and Winston.
So covering a lot of bases of some of the most widely used brands.
This for my personal taste, and that is what e juice reviews are all about, was actually my least favorite of the three V2 tobacco flavors. It’s still a decent effort and easy enough to vape but didn’t come across as robust and realistic as the Congress for me.
The throat hit was smooth but did the trick as was the vapor volume.
Green Tea Menthol
Green Tea is probably not the first flavor that comes to mind when considering your next choice of e liquid.
One reason why I was actually looking forward to trying this.
The smell of the e juice funnily enough is of tea and not being a massive tea drinker I wasn’t really sure if I would like this.
Upon vaping though it was better than I had anticipated, the first thing you get is a nice menthol flavor coming through with a very subtle tea aftertaste.
I actually really enjoyed it, the tea is not too overpowering which is definitely a good thing for me and the mint gives a nice fresh feel in the mouth.
I was vaping the 1.2% (medium) strength nicotine, the throat hit was subtle at this nicotine strength which suits this flavor well and the vapor volume, again very good.
I was pleasantly surprised with the Mint Tea from V2 Cigs and found it was a nice refreshing vape.
It was certainly not a flavor I would have bought blind but I can see me vaping this when I want a change from straight up menthol.
This could be a ‘Marmite e juice’. But then I love Marmite!
On opening the bottle there is an unmistakable sweet cherry aroma that comes across immediately.
On vaping the cherry flavor has a fresh authentic taste but has a sweetness to it that I actually think supports the flavor well.
I like cherry e liquids, they were one of the only fruit flavored e liquids available when I started vaping but the flavors have come a long way since then.
The vapor volume though is very good while the throat hit is subtle (with 12mg) but with fruit flavors I tend to find this is a good thing for me personally.
If a sweeter cherry flavor sounds up your street then this could be just the ticket.
On opening the bottle you do get a slight cocoa smell coming through, nothing too strong.
On taking a drag it’s a bit of a strange one, there is a kind of chocolate aftertaste there for sure but it is one of those flavors that quite frankly I’m not sure if I like or not.
Its not that its bad and it is certainly ‘vapeable’ but I certainly wouldn’t choose this as an all day vape.
It has to be noted that while I don’t mind chocolate itself I can take it or leave it and that is what this e-liquid kind of leaves me feeling.
Both the throat hit and vapour volume are good so definitely no issues there.
If you are a chocolate vape fan then let me know what you thought of this in the comments below.
On opening the bottle it quite simply smells of peppermint! I used the V2 Pro Series 3 and it’s e liquid cartridge with this juice.
Which has to be said is nice and easy with the dripper or dropper as V2 call it.
On taking a drag you get a nice smooth peppermint flavor coming through that isn’t too overpowering and on exhaling it leaves a fresh peppermint aftertaste in the mouth.
The throat hit is quite mild with the 0.6% nicotine but for me this is lends itself well to the actual flavor.
The vapour volume is also very good.
I really enjoyed this flavor, just right in the actual ‘Peppermint strength’ department and an e juice I found myself going back to.
V2 Platinum e-liquids show a transparency as to what is actually in their product that many e juices in this industry would be hard pushed to follow.
They have their e-liquid independently tested and the ingredients are published and available to view online so definitely a positive there. Check out the full ingredient list here.
All of their cartomizer and e liquid flavors are also batch tested that can be checked directly online giving you a read out of the test results for your specific e liquid. Impressive touch. You can check and enter here.
The bottles are currently available in 6 nicotine strengths – 0mg, 6mg, 12mg, 18mg and 24mg.
The below strengths are a guide from V2 to help you buy right first time.
- 0% – Zero nicotine, just the taste & flavor
- 0.6% – Silk Cut Silver
- 1.2% – Windsor Blue Smooth, Richmond Smooth, Silk Cut Purple, B&H Silver, Marlboro
- 1.8% – B&H Gold, Embassy Red, Lambert & Butler Silver
- 2.4% – Full Strength and full flavor for rolling tobacco & pipe tobacco users and heavier smokers
They are also available in 2 sizes, 25ml (£13.45) and 50ml (£24.95). These are bigger than usual sizes from other brands but prices are reasonable working out at £5.38 and £4.99 for 10ml’s respectively.
This works out at very competitive price considering the quality. We also have an exclusive V2 Cigs coupon code that will save you 10% on all orders.
What I would highly recommend if you are not sure on which flavor to go for is starting out with one of the V2 e liquid tester packs.
For £24.95 you can choose a tobacco taster pack that includes Congress, V2 Red, Sahara, Menthol, Peppermint and Green Tea Menthol.
Or a Sweet & Fruity sampler pack that includes Chocolate, Coffee, Grape, Cherry, Vanilla and Cola.
Both of the above are 6 X 10ml bottles.
I am also impressed with the bottle design and dispenser which makes things a lot easier and cleaner to use.
If you are using the V2 cartomizers all of these flavors are also available in pre-filled form.
Final V2 Platinum E Liquid Review Verdict
I was very impressed with the V2 Platinum e juice range overall.
There were a couple of flavors that weren’t for me but most hit the spot with the Congress being my pick of the tobacco’s, Cherry and Peppermint were other stand out flavors for me. The Mint Tea was strangely quite enjoyable for a pretty obscure juice as well.
The batch testing of the e liquids and full disclosure of their ingredients make V2 e liquid a transparent and trustworthy range for the UK and US market.