You have to search far and wide to find a company as committed to local pride as the 0161 company. There’s no way to deny that they are proud to be Mancunian.
They have set about to create an e-liquid that is truly “local”. The name, branding and imagery is designed to evoke a sense of pride in the history and quality of Manchester.
There’s no diverse line in this collection. It’s a straight forward one shot….Manchester Tart.
In-keeping with their desire to keep things local. No Smoke Inn have designated a percentage of all profits from the sale of 0161 Manchester Tart e-liquid to 2 local charities. Now that’s a socially conscious business model.
What Can We Expect From 0161 Manchester Tart E-Liquid?
0161 Manchester Tart comes in a 50ml short-fill bottle, with space for you to add your own nic shot.
The packaging doesn’t list the VG/PG ratio, but a gander at their website tells me that it’s a 70VG:30PG mix.
When I went to add my nic shot I found I needed a screwdriver to grind and lever the top cap off. Personally, I prefer the removable tips on my short fills as I can pop them off easily when out and about.
For this review I used my SX-Mini G Class and the 24mm Dead Rabbit RDA with Fused Clapton coils coming in at 0.12Ohms.
This was sent free of charge for the purposes of review. As always my views are my own. What I like in an e-liquid flavour may differ to your tastes.
Right then, let’s get to it…
No Smoke Inn | 0161 Manchester Tart
No Smoke Inn Says:
“The Manchester tart is a custard and fruit tart adorned with toasty coconut. Fresh raspberries elevate it to a something more sophisticated.”
Pop the cap, take and sniff and you’re smacked in nose parts with a solid raspberry jam. This was a fantastic start for me. I loved the soft, freshly opened jam jar smell I got from this.
The next sniff gives away the pastry base. Not as robust a the fruit but certainly not muted. I couldn’t personally smell the custard and coconut, but there was a sweetness to the pastry that could have taken on their aroma profiles.
My first inhale was fantastic. I loved the fresh raspberry jam. It was just like I’d opened a fresh jar of jam.
The pastry seemed a little forced and a bit cardboardy. I could palate it but I think it needs a little work in this area.
The sweetness and creaminess in the custard is coming through now, balancing out the raspberry jam and making for an enjoyable vape.
Sadly, I’m still not getting any coconut.
I was very keen to try 0161 as I’m trying to get my custard appreciation badge at Vape Scouts. It was good, but it was good for a jammy pastry. I don’t think the custard is prominent enough, considering how much of a real Manchester Tart is actually custard.
Flavour aside, the clouds were great. Exactly what you’d expect from a quality 70:30 mix.
Coming in at £11.99 for a 50ml bottle is very decently priced and the charity donation itself would be enough to make me take a punt.
As always, I remind you that tastes are subjective. Give it a try and let me know what you think or if you have tried it let us know your thoughts in the comments below…