It is time to announce the best menthol e-juice of 2016. After tobacco, menthol is the e-juice flavor just-switching smokers are most likely to be looking for.
The problem is that menthol e-liquids often fall short of the robust, cooling menthol taste you get with menthol cigarettes, and the tobacco flavors underpinning the menthol are often a big let-down. But the challenge of finding the best menthol e-juice is more complicated than that: with fruity, candy-like and dessert-based juices incorporating menthol, how do you even start to find the best menthol e-juice to suit your tastes?
Well, it may not be an easy task, but we’ve put together this list of the best menthol e-juice on the market in each major category – tobacco-based menthols, pure menthols, fruity menthols, candy menthols and sweet menthols – based on reviews from ordinary vapers and whittled down to a final selection based on our personal preferences.
So if you’re looking for the best menthol e-liquid on the market, you’ve come to the right place.
Best Menthol E-Juice – Solo by Black Note
For the smoker in the market for something to replace his favorite brand of menthol cigarettes or a tobacco-loving vaper looking for an expertly-executed menthol e-juice, Black Note’s Solo is top of the pack. Black Note is also the winner of the best tobacco flavored ejuice. The bottom line is that no company captures treue tobacco flavor like Black Note.
Black Note e-liquid is a tobacco specialist mixer that sets itself apart with its approach to capturing the genuine essence of tobacco. They make naturally-extracted tobacco (NET) e-juice, which involves taking hand-selected tobacco leaves and steeping them in a mixture of PG and VG, and letting the complex, multi-faceted flavors infuse into the e-juice for a period of six to eight weeks. The result is a set of some of the best tobacco e-juices on the market.
Solo – their menthol e-juice – uses Virginia tobacco as a base, creating a gentle, slightly sweet and wonderfully authentic backdrop to the flavor. The menthol itself is also naturally extracted from mature, dried mint leaves, making the whole package about as realistic as you can get. With the soft, smooth Virginia backing it up and the cooling – but not overpowering – menthol hit with every single puff, Black Note’s Solo definitively takes our pick for the best tobacco-based menthol e-juice on the market.
Solo is available in six nicotine levels ranging from 0 to 24 mg/ml, have a 50/50 PG/VG ratio and cost $29 for a 30 ml bottle.
Best Pure Menthol E-Juice – Kringle’s Curse by Halo
For those looking for a stand-alone menthol option – not backed up by additional flavor components – there are numerous options on the market, and there are a lot of contenders for the best menthol e-juice flavors in this class.
Halo Cigs has been in the industry for a long time, and as well as a solid selection of tobacco juices, they have a few stand-out menthols among their selection. Sub Zero is a great option for anybody looking for a seriously powerful menthol juice, perfect for anybody who doesn’t find most menthols on the market robust enough.
But our pick for the best pure menthol is Kringle’s Curse. This is technically a peppermint menthol, but the additional sweetness it adds is what takes it to the next level. You get the cooling hit you’re looking for from the menthol, but the sweeter components take the edge off and prevent it from becoming overpowering. All of this combines to help the juice go down incredibly smoothly, ticking the boxes for lovers of menthol and being a certifiable all-day vape even for vapers not ordinarily big on menthol juices.
Kringle’s Curse is available in seven nicotine levels ranging from 0 to 24 mg/ml and either comes in a standard PG/VG ratio or high VG (70%) mix. The juice costs $5.99 for 7 ml, $8.49 for a 10 ml bottle or $19.99 for a 30 ml bottle.
Best Fruit and Menthol – Hawk Sauce by Mt. Baker Vapor
So what if the traditional tobacco-and-menthol combinations or the pure, unadulterated menthol options aren’t for you? Given the popularity of fruity e-liquids in general, there’s little surprise that fruit and menthol combinations have a lot of fans.
The most legendary and widely-loved of these options comes from Mt. Baker Vapor. It’s hard to imagine a vaper who hasn’t heard of Mt. Baker, with their always-affordable and often jaw-droppingly delicious juices having earned them a huge following of vapers over the five years they’ve been in business.
Hawk Sauce is one of their most popular flavors overall and widely-regarded as one of the best menthol e-juices on the market. The mixture of sweet and sour berries with menthol might seem like an unusual combination – and it definitely is – but it’s one that works exceptionally – and surprisingly – well. The sweet and sour berries make up the bulk of the taste, providing a complex, unique foreground taste that offers the perfect amount of sweetness, and all of this is backed up by smooth undertones of menthol. The menthol does take a back seat in this flavor, but it’s beautifully balanced with the other components and ties the whole thing together.
Hawk Sauce is available in six nicotine levels – from 0 to 24 mg/ml – and five PG/VG ratios, ranging from 80/20 right through to max VG. The juice costs just $4.99 for a 15 ml bottle and $7.49 for a 30 ml bottle.
Best Candy Menthol – Pluto by Space Jam
For vapers with a serious sweet tooth looking for a minty juice, the options are a little thinner on the ground than with fruity menthols, but there are still some amazing juices on the market that cater to your needs.
Space Jam is another widely-recommended e-juice brand, regarded by many as one of the best in the industry, and as well as a unanimously-loved tobacco option – Eclipse – and several stand-out fruity options – notably Astro and Andromeda – they also have a solid menthol offering in the form of Pluto.
Pluto is another unashamedly unique menthol e-juice, blending a clean, well-executed melon flavor with bubblegum and then topping the whole thing off with a strong hit of icy mint. The result is an unbeatably unique flavor, packing the sweetness of a full-fledged candy e-juice and with the abundant fruity notes from the melon making the whole thing mouth-wateringly delicious. The menthol is very much the icing on the cake, giving the icy, cooling hit you’re looking for at the back of your throat without jeopardizing the fruity, candy sweetness of the flavor.
Pluto, like Space Jam’s other juices, is available in five nicotine levels, ranging from 0 to 18 mg/ml, and has a 50/50 PG/VG ratio. The juice costs $21.95 for a 30 ml bottle. Get yours from Direct vapor and get free delivery.
Best Dessert Menthol – #88 by Beard Vape Co.
The final category is for heavier, dessert-sweet juices that still pack a minty punch, providing menthol options that are well-suited to long-term vapers who usually opt for bakery or dessert-based flavors. These have a wide appeal, but finding a solid dessert juices with elements of mint isn’t exactly easy.
Beard Vape Co. only got their start in March of 2014, but they’ve quickly-grown into one of the most sought-after and enthusiastically recommended juice companies in the industry, with their signature hipster-ish beard-sporting mascot adorning the front of every bottle. Their juices are known simply by number, based on the original set of almost 100 juices they made when the brand was first getting off the ground.
#88 is a dessert menthol juice that’s best described as a mint chocolate cookie e-juice, like a vape-able Girl Scout’s Thin Mint cookie. The result is just about as amazing as it sounds: the chocolate is impressively realistic – three-dimensional, bold and wonderfully replicated – with the cookie elements complementing the taste perfectly. But the mint is what sets it apart from the raft of other chocolate e-juices on the market, having a fresh, well-captured, authentic quality to it. It’s more like the flavor of fresh mint leaves than the sort of sharp, ice-cold menthols you might be used to, but this makes it the ideal match for the chocolate cookie: supporting the flavor without overpowering the sweeter elements.
#88 is available in five nicotine levels ranging from 0 to 18 mg/ml, and you can pick up a 15 ml bottle for $11.95 and a 30 ml bottle for $21.95.
Menthol-Loving Vapers are Spoilt for Choice
Black Note now holds the distinction of the best tobacco e-liquid and now the best menthol e-juice. Although we’ve gone to every effort to choose the best menthol e-juice in each of the selected categories, the multitude of e-liquids on the market means that we could easily have missed something great, and the subjective nature of the taste of e-juice means it’s almost certain not everyone will agree. But if you’re looking to explore some of the excellent menthol liquids on the market, you could do a lot worse than these five picks: they’re absolute must-vapes.