Flavorah Bourbon

Flavorah are well respected for their tobaccos and additives, and this particular flavour is indeed an additive. It also happens to be quite useful, and for my tastes, especially with tobaccos or as an additive in a bourbon booze base. It’s also one of the better pairings for TFA Kentucky Bourbon. 

Flavour Testing

  • Steeped for 2 weeks
  • Tested at 0.25, 1 and 2%
  • Recommended percentages-
  • Solo Vape: Not suitable
  • Mixed: 0.25-2%

Flavorah Notes

Flavorah suggest a starting point of 1% which I feel is a little high for many applications. They also recoomend a steep time of around 2 weeks.

Safety Data Sheets (SDS-MSDS)

Flavorah do not add Diacetyl or Acetyl Propionyl (AKA 2,3-pentanedione) to any of their products, but diacetyl and or acetyl propionyl may naturally occur in the flavor extraction process in some of their products. Acetoin is used in the compounding of some of their products.
SDS (Safety data Sheet)


Although some may disagree, I view this as an additive, even though there are times when it can be pushed up to the 2% mark. I use this frequently with TFA’s Kentucky Bourbon.

One of the compounds in this flavour is isovaleraldehyde, which offers a malty type flavour often imparting notes such as earthy, coffee, nutty and chocolate. Okay, more coffee I say!

Flavour Notes - Description

Flavorah’s Description: Oaky American bourbon with a smooth finish. Adds a wonderful smoke and oak to many flavors. This is an essential change agent for that juice you have that is missing something… Something special, like an aged barrel of Kentucky’s finest. 

Oak, Char, Smoke, shot of Bourbon

A somewhat sweet and accurate, yet, subtle bourbon flavour, with main characteristics of oak, char and smoke. There’s an element of earthiness to this too, not surprising given that this is an oak flavour. The aroma in particular yields a strong alcohol presence, not only from various alcohol compounds but from the Ethyl Acetate too, which offers notes of Brandy.

Pairings - Uses

Given its bold presence, again, I would treat this as an additive. Meaning, use it in subtle low percentages, at least to begin with. Putting aside any odd, way out there pairings, it’s always about personal choice. However, try out some more traditional flavours such as –

  • Other bourbons-whisky’s (MB Whisky can work well)
  • Tobaccos, and not just Flavorah’s. INW For Pipe line is a great example, as are many from Juice Factory.
  • Fruits such as Plums, darker berries, raisins, guava (yes, Flavorah) 
  • Chocolate mixes that incorporate a stronger cocoa element.
  • Coffee – Best to use an espresso like FA Dark Bean or Juice Factory espresso (My favourite)
Flavorah Red Burley
FLV Red Burley

Mixers around the world -


Taste is generally subjective, so here’s some thoughts from other DIYers about this flavour. Including flavour notes, pairings and preferred percentages.

e-liquid recipes

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Common Pairings Used

  • TFA Kentucky Bourbon
  • FLV Tobaccos – Red Burley and Kentucky Blend
  • FLV Oak Barrel
  • FLV Smoked Butterscotch
  • Caramels
  • Creams
  • Acetyl Pyrazine

Average mixing percentages are –

  • Solo Vape:  1%
  • Mixed Percentage: 0.75%

Availability in Australia –

Juice Factory

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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.

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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