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Imported E-Liquid: Which Country Makes The Best Juice?

Imported E-Liquid: Which Country Makes The Best Juice?

John Boughey |

Last fact-checked 30 April 2024

If you haven’t at least tried e-liquid from Malaysia or the US, you’re missing out! There are hundreds of overseas e-liquid manufacturers shipping vape juice to our shores every year, and we’ve sampled plenty. 

In this guide, we'll show you which country makes the best e-juice, and explain the differences between USA, Malaysia and UK e-liquids. 

Why Does An E-Liquid’s Country Of Origin Matter?

Vape juice is a combination of flavourings, vegetable glycerin and propylene glycol, manufactured in a sterile lab. It shouldn’t matter if an e-liquid is imported or not, but in our experience, country of origin makes a massive difference

When you buy cheese, meat or wine from a specific part of the world, you expect the flavour to change based on local factors like soil quality, climate, altitude and so on. The same can’t be said for vape juice. Vape juice ingredients are the same wherever you are in the world, but the way ingredients are blended varies wildly depending on where it was made. Imported vape juice is a window on the flavour preferences of an entire culture! 

Most Popular E-Liquid Manufacturing Countries (updated for 2024)

When we first wrote this article in the winter of 2020, e-liquids from the USA dominated the top 50. 48% of our bestsellers came from the States, with Malaysia providing 28% and the United Kingdom covering the final 24%.

Three and a half years later, a lot has changed. British e-liquid brands have taken the top spot.  Malaysian vape companies account for just 16% of our bestseller list. The USA's share has dropped to 36%. The UK now has a 48% share of our bestseller list. 

 Part of the success of these home-grown vape brands is down to big changes like Brexit and the increased cost of global shipping. A lot of it is down to the fact that we have some truly exceptional e-liquid manufacturers here in the UK. Every year, the flavours offered by British vape manufacturers get better and better.  

USA-Made E-Liquids

American E-Liquid Flavours are typically rich, creamy and dessert-themed. In the US, vapers are definitely not afraid of sweetness — in fact, they like to layer up a series of sweet flavours in one shortfill bottle. Just take a look at the top 3 best-selling USA-made e-liquids:

    These flavours are very rich and bold, but they’re also complex and multi-layered. With a good USA-made e-liquid, you can close your eyes and feel like you’re in an authentic American diner or candy shop, enjoying a rich sundae! Shop our full range of USA Imported E-Liquid.

    Malaysian E-Liquids

    Malaysia is a tropical island paradise, so it’s no surprise that these e-liquids tend to blend fruity flavours. With Malaysian e-liquid, zingy, tropical tastes like Mango, Guava and Jackfruit meet refreshing sensations like fizzy lemonade and menthol, leaving the vaper with an irresistibly light and revitalising vape. Here are our top 3 Malaysian-made brands:

      • ASAP Grape (black grapes and mixed berries with a fresh mint signature) 
      • Slow Blow (lime and soda with pineapple, with a slight hint of mint)
      • Berry Lemonade (sparkling fresh-squeezed lemonade with berries)

    Most Malaysian flavours are fruity or aromatic, but in recent years some creamy pudding flavours - like Vanilla Custard by Monsta Vape - have hit the market.

    British E-Liquids

    If you’re looking for something that’s fruity, comfortable and not too sickly sweet, then a home-grown UK-made e-liquid could be perfect for you! Here are our most popular UK-made e-liquids:

    These three countries dominate the best seller list, but they’re by no means the only nations making e-liquid. We have more than 2,000 different e-liquids for sale on our site, from all over the world, and they all offer something unique and delicious.  

    Learn More About Imported E-Liquid

    If you’re interested in learning more about imported e-liquid, the best thing you can do is jump in and try a few different juices. You can do this with a Mystery Box, or you can just search for a country where the flavour profile appeals to you and go from there! 

    Stay safe and happy vaping!

    John Boughey

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