After taking a short break from reviewing E-Liquids due to a cold, I am returning to tell you about my impressions of Purple Mountain Majesty from Indigo Vapor.
This flavor was developed by Tony and Cheryl of Indigo Vapor jointly with Project Vape A Soldier and supplied to me at no charge for the purpose of this review (Thank you Tony and Cheryl) and this was the first of their E-Liquids I have had the pleasure of vaping.
The description from their website is as follows:
Our first flavor developed jointly with Project Vape a Soldier. We’re extremely proud to bring you Purple Mountain Magesty. A harmonious balance of deep dark berries with a touch of honey to bring it all together.
The order shipped promptly from their facility in Mishawaka, Indiana via USPS in one of the small flat rate priority mail boxes.so the S&H charge on this order would have been $5.60 I believe. However S&H is included in orders over $50.00.
Prices start at $9.49 for a 15ml bottle, $17.95 for a 30ml bottle, $32.95 for a 60ml bottle and $61.95 for their 120ml “Monolith”
They also have a wide variety of sample packs as well as a “reserve” tobacco flavor that is only available in 15ml bottles for $10.49 when it is available as each batch is aged for two months before it is offered.
The box contained 3 nice (and well filled) glass bottles with glass droppers attached and sealed with plastic. The kind of seal that you might get on a bottle of cough syrup. And a lot of styrofoam peanuts to protect them. Absolutely no odor came from the packaging as the bottles were well sealed indeed. The bottles were well marked with the company logo and website and proudly marked “Made In America”. On the back of the bottle was the name of the flavor, its “Born On” date and the level of nicotine content.
The liquid inside is a medium orange color and when I went for the “sniff” test, I found a light yet pronounced berry scent with a very faint sweet or honey note as well.
Now for the actual test
Indigo normally creates their E-Liquids in a standard 50/50 mix of PG/VG with your choice of 0, 6, 12, 18 or 24mg of nicotine. But if you ask them, they will mix as you prefer it. So I received my preference of 60/40 with 18mg of nicotine.
I am now using the Kanger Evod with a fresh 2.5 ohm head courtesy of Rick of Vapor Alley who is most kindly supporting my reviews. A sincere thank you good sir!
And I have also upgraded my APV for these reviews which is now an Vamo VV/VW which I purchased myself.
As usual, I start out at 3.4v and walk my way up to 4.2v before settling in at 4.0v
The first thing I noticed on inhale was what I would describe as a lightly sweet mixed berry taste. The sweetness is even more pronounced on the exhale.
A very respectable amount of vapor was produced which did carry the berry scent with it.
A Week Later
This time I settle in at 3.9v.
Throat hit and vapor production have remained the same and I am still well satisfied with both.
The mixed berry flavor is even more pronounced. Definitely some BlueBerry in there, a strong suspicion of BlackBerry as well. And something else I can’t quite identify but it fits nicely.
And now there is a slight but noticeable “tart” note on the tip of my tongue. The sweet element I previously noticed on exhale has notably changed and is now identifiable. While still quite gentle, it is most definitely honey, And just a touch of it. For me a heavy hand with adding honey to a juice can really detract from it and make it cloyingly sweet. This is just the right amount to tie the naturally sweet flavors of the berries together and add to the overall flavor instead of overwhelming them and detracting from the balance.
And I find myself really enjoying it. I am very pleased with this E-Liquid. Very pleased indeed.
Now a little bit about Indigo Vapor
As usual, I spent a lot of time collecting information from Tony about his operation. And this is the first time that anyone has sent me a picture of their mixing area which I have included with this review.
Tony takes great pride in handcrafting his E-Liquid creations. Proper sanitary garb, including gloves and hair net, face mask and glasses, all stainless steel work surfaces which are sanitized repeatedly throughout the day along with the rest of the room (including the floor, walls and even the ceiling) at least once a week with a food grade sanitizer. All bottles and glassware (what we receive as well as what he uses to mix in) are washed and sanitized prior to use. His glass storage bottles are amber to protect from degradation from ambient light.
The following is copied from his website about the quality of the ingredients used as well as a bit about his philosophy.
1. All flavors sold by Indigo Vapor are developed and produced in-house.
2. We use only the highest quality ingredients available.
3. We only use pharmaceutical grade Nicotine, Vegetable Glycerin (VG) and Propolene Glycol (PG).
4. We only use Generally Regarded As Safe (GRAS) approved flavorings.
5. All of our E Liquids are mixed to a 50/50 PG/VG blend as we have found that ratio to work the best across various hardware setups. We will however customize them by request.
6. We are particularly proud of our depth flavor, while staying true to the nucleus of the flavor being created – pure flavors improved!
7. Glass bottles. All of our products are sold in glass bottles including our sample packs. The main reason for that is safety and peace of mind. It’s important for our customers to know that there is absolutely no interaction between the liquid and the bottle that it’s stored in. For that same reason all of our bases and flavorings are stored in glass as well.
1. We don’t use dyes or colorings besides what are present in the base flavors. These serve no purpose other than marketing.
2. We don’t use oil based flavorings – all of our flavorings are suspended in PG.
3. We don’t use ANY flavoring that contain Diacetyl, Acetyl Propionyl or Acetoin.
We very much consider ourselves a customer service company that happens to make eLiquid. I think that seems counter intuitive to some, but we can’t do what we do without backing it up by first and foremost serving our customers to the best of our ability and treating each and everyone of them the way we would want to be treated.
Cheryl and I are both vaping enthusiasts and care about vaping a great deal as well as the community that surrounds it. And we feel that our feelings about what we do translate into our final product.
I have really enjoyed reviewing this E-Liquid and I appreciate Tony going the extra mile to provide pictures of his mixing area as well as details of what he is doing behind the scenes to provide a safe, sanitary and absolutely vapeable product for us to enjoy!
Vape like you mean it and I will see you again in a couple of weeks!