Butterscotch Flavours

Butterscotch flavours for diy

Much like caramel, butterscotch is a wonderful flavour to incorporate into our DIY recipes. Butterscotch is essentially caramel made with brown sugar, and with an increased buttery note. Due to the sugar content and or additional sweeteners, we must be cautious with percentages, as sugars can easily darken and gunk up your coils.

Introduction to Butterscotch Concentrates

For the most part, butterscotch and caramels share similar applications, often being interchangeable. This is certainly true for many dessert and bakery recipes, however, when it comes to tobacco vapes, I generally prefer caramels and or a blend including low percentages of butterscotch – Including Flavorah’s smoked butterscotch.

Butterscotch concentrates come in three main variants-

  • Plain Butterscotch
  • A sweet hard cracked candy
  • A creamy, buttery version

Personally, I don’t bother with the hard cracked version. I find that plain butterscotch or dairy elements such as cream and butter are far more versatile, being perfect for dessert, bakery and tobacco mixes.  

Butterscotch Uses

Here are my favourite uses for butterscotch-

  • Add to coffees, tobaccos, booze 
  • Ice creams, cakes-cupcake-frosting
  • Blend with other butterscotch and caramels
  • Small percentages (0.25-0.5%) with creams
  •  Mix with Biscuit and or Cookie flavours
  • Custards & vanillas
Vaping butterscotch

Pairing Examples

Like so many concentrates, I often use butterscotch as an additive or enhancer for a complimentary or contrasting flavour. Sometimes I combine a lighter caramel like FlavourArts, with a low percentage (0.5-0.75%) of FW butterscotch Ripple, just to bring forth the buttery notes.

As caramel and butterscotch share similar pairings, see our post on caramels


Ice Creams


Cake Batter
Cookie Dough




Candies -Sweets

Here are some specific concentrates I’ve used –

  • FW & TFA Vanilla Bean Ice Creams   
  • FA Fresh Cream  
  • TFA French Vanilla
  • FA Caramel
  • FLV Smoked Butterscotch
  • FLV Vanilla Custard
  • TFA Vanilla Swirl
  • Juice Factory Black and Mild Tobacco
  • Flavorah Cured Tobacco
  • Inawera Vanilla for Pipe
  • FA Mixed Nuts 
  • FW Hazelnut
  • Juice Factory Espresso super concentrate
  • FlavourArt Dark Bean espresso 

Butterscotch can compliment so many flavours, although I’d avoid lighter fruits. For me, this really shines when mixed with ice cream and or vanilla flavours. Flavor West VBIC and Juice Factory’s Espresso are a must!

Recommended Concentrates

Flavour West Butterscotch Ripple
A rich, extra creamy butterscotch that tastes like it’s blended with vanilla ice cream. For richness, this is the one to grab.
FlavourArt Butterscotch
A Creamy butterscotch ice cream topping-sauce flavour with vanilla and brown sugar notes. Sweet and rich but not overly, a wonderful balance.
Flavorah Smoked Butterscotch
A clean smoked woody flavour with no ash. Sweet, soft buttery taste that has wonderful dark sugar notes. It’s somewhere between a regular butterscotch and a candy variety.

diy butterscotch
Tips for testing flavours

Tips on Using Butterscotch

There are numerous ways to maximise the use of butterscotch. We can mix common complimentary flavours such as banana, cheesecake, creams or coffee, or get a little creative and infuse some charred oak.

  • Long steeps are not always necessary, generally no more than a week, based on other flavours
  • Cinnamon, clove and nutmeg are great pairings if used in moderation
  • Creams can play an important role. Try FA Fresh Cream, Vienna Cream and FLV Cream
  • Be cautious on the percentages of additional buttery and or sugar notes. Clogs coils
  • Marshmallow can work well with butterscotch, although I generally go with caramel
  • Don’t neglect alcohols such as Kahlua, Irish Cream,  Brandy, Bourbon and Whiskey
  • Be sure to try a blend of butterscotch and caramel with tobaccos, especially non-aromatic

If you have a favourite pairing, or some tips I haven’t mentioned, please let us know.

How I Test Flavour Concentrates

Flavours are mixed in a 50-50 blend of PG & VG. Zero nicotine and generally steeped for 2 weeks. Three vape devices are used including an RDA.

Testing flavours with e-cig
RDA for testing flavours
RDA for testing flavours

How I Test Flavours

Flavours are mixed in a 50-50 blend of PG & VG. Zero nicotine and generally steeped for 2 weeks. Three vape devices are used including an RDA.

Charles Yates

Ex-smoker and current vaper. Started The Vapers Table in 2011. Interests are - Advocacy and helping smokers quit with vaping. Food-cooking, music, recording technology, travel & country road trips.

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