It was honor to be a part of the judging panel with Roy Mananquil (Vaperazzi), Meriwether Amanda Morris, and Joshua Krane from the CRAFT VAPERY team. The testing was a lot tougher than expected. I didn’t think judging juice would be so difficult, especially when it was a blind taste test and everything was with nicotine. The testing wasn’t so forgiving on us judges and we all felt nic’d out…. but we all pushed through.
Their were 189 entries and 17 categorizes. When it came to judging, personally, I thought I was the most critical when it came to judging. The rating scale was from a 1-10, and unfortunately, I gave A LOT of 1’s, but I was pretty dam happy with the winners. What I was looking for were new and complex flavors, and not one of the trendy copycat flavors.
The whole experience was an absolute joy and I would like to thank Rocky and The Vape Summit crew for allowing me to partake in this experience and for making it happen. Regarding the winners of the awards, on the last day of the event, Craft Vapery announced the winners of the Best In Show Award. The list of winners can be found below, which actually came from the Craft Vapery Blog.
Florals & Spices
Warm and boldly toasted almonds pair naturally with toasted coconut, Spanish Saffron infused VG, and generous notes of cream to provide a comforting, rich, and creamy honey-like flavor.
A sweet and succulent Earl Grey sweet peach tea.
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VaporFi Grand Reserve
Freshly brewed espresso combines with crushed hazelnuts, brown-butter caramel, and a drizzle of syrup to create this authentic latte vape.
Drinks & Cocktails
OLD FASHIONED R&R
The finest premium whiskey, a dash of spicy bitters, aromatic notes of citrus, and a touch of raw sugarcane highlight this remixed rendition of the classic Old Fashioned. It’s old school soul, remastered for absolute pleasure.
Mints & Menthols
An extraordinary blend of juicy guava, perfectly ripe peach, and a hint of cooling menthol.
Tobaccos & Cigarettes
Cafe Racer Craft E-Liquid
A take on the classic RY4 style featuring creamy vanilla, toasted almond, and caramel topped off with just the right amount of smooth tobacco finish.
This quintessential lightly roasted almond is a staple in the vaping world.
Powerline Premium E-Liquid
A perfectly baked waffle cone dipped in smooth, rich white chocolate.
Creams, Custards & Vanillas
The same milky tres leches vape that won Best In Show at The Vape Summit II, now dipped in butterscotch candies and melted marshmallow.
Notes of fresh citrus and vanilla on the inhale are followed by hints of warm pound cake and lemon zest on the exhale.
Prepare to embark on a fantastic voyage with this warm crunch berry rice crispy treat covered in gooey marshmallow.
Just like the candy itself, GR8APE will make you think you’re sinking your choppers into a massive slab of grape taffy.
Tropical & Exotic Fruits
Popbars E Liquid
Cocodew combines the sweetness of honeydew melon with toasted coconut and almonds to create a truly amazing flavor that is as sweet as it is delicious.
Vapewell Supply Co.
Ripe strawberry is mixed with a subtle hint of coconut for an unexpected creamy flavor.
A sweet and tangy citrus blend of refreshing clementines, ripe oranges, and juicy tangerines.
Best In Show Overall
Sacred Enlightened E-Liquids
After just one vape of Metatron’s divine blend of fresh berries, sweet oats, and milk, you’ll feel like you have been touched by THE angel that is Sacred Enlightened E-Liquid.
Purchase Metatron in the CRAFT Shop.
About CRAFT VAPERY:
CRAFT VAPERY was founded by a team of seasoned entrepreneurs with an unrelenting passion for vaping. It was this passion, however, that also led to frustration with what appeared to be the typical vaping experience: a daunting, confusing, time consuming, and costly process that required far too much education, research, trial, error, and waste.
There had to be a better way. Armed with highly complementary skills and perspectives, a wealth of vaping industry expertise, and a fierce commitment to quality, CRAFT VAPERY’s founders set out to build a company they wished had existed when they started vaping. Thus CRAFT VAPERY was born, fulfilling its flagship mission to continuously innovate and improve the vaping experience. For more information please visit the CRAFT VAPERY website.