The process for making naturally extracted tobacco e-liquid is a little more complicated than for most ordinary vapor liquid. Instead of mixing the flavorings and nicotine in with propylene glycol (PG) and vegetable glycerin (VG) and then bottling it up to ship out, the best quality tobacco e-liquids “steep” tobacco leaves in the same base ingredients (PG and VG) to draw out the flavor. This process is called “maceration.”
Not all NET e-liquids are the same, though: some mixers use heat-assisted extraction, whereas others use cold maceration. Heat-assisted extractions can be completed much more quickly, but the resulting e-juice loses some of the depth and subtlety in the process.
Cold maceration takes a lot longer – Black Note allows our mixes to macerate for between six and eight weeks before the extraction is ready – but the flavor you get out of the vape juice at the end of the process is much better. The finer details of the multi-tonal flavor of tobacco are preserved in cold maceration: producing nuanced extracts and the best tobacco flavored e-liquid you’ll find on the market.