High VG and Shortfill E-Liquids
Browse our range of carefully selected premium shortfill e-liquids, which have 70:30 VG:PG ratios. These shortfills are 0.0% nicotine e-liquid so that you can add nicotine shots to get the nicotine strength you want. A Nic-Shot is usually 10ml of e-liquid with 1.8% nicotine strength.
Shortfills usually come with 40/50ml of zero nicotine e-liquid, in a 50/60ml bottle, so there is 10ml of free space in the bottle to add the nic-shot.
All you need to do is add your nic-shot (up to 10ml) to the e-juice bottle. Once you have mixed the short fill flavour and the nicotine shot in the correct proportions, shake your bottle vigorously for about a minute and then add the mixed e-liquid to your tank. There is an added bonus, you can often save money if you mix your own e-liquid with shortfills and nic-shots.
We stock the best quality shortfill e-liquid from Solace Vapor, Dinner Lady, IVG, Nasty Juice and our own brand VSAVI.
If you want 100% VG (PG free) e-liquid then have a look at the VSAVI 100% VG range of e-juice.
What Are High-VG E-Liquids?
E-liquids, in general, contain only a few key ingredients, one of the many reasons that vaping is safer and less harmful than smoking. In most e-liquids, there will be flavourings, nicotine, VG (which stands for vegetable glycerin), and PG (which stands for propylene glycol). VG and PG are two very common substances that appear in plenty of different household items, from medicines, to foods, to hygiene products and more.
High VG e-liquids are e-liquids that contain a majority VG formula. In the case of our high VG e-liquids, in a 70% VG to 30% PG formula, though other concentrations, like 60/40 or 80/20 are also fairly common. You can also get 100% VG e-liquids, which are particularly popular with advanced vapers and cloud chasers, due to their excellent vapour production and smooth, sweet inhale. High VG e-liquids are ideal for sub-ohm vapers and cloud chasers as they offer excellent cloud production, like their 100% VG counterparts, but aren’t quite as sweet and still provide an authentic, though subdued, throat hit sensation, which is very popular with ex-smokers. High VG liquids are also excellent for vaping direct-to-lung (DTL) as opposed to mouth-to-lung (MTL), as they provide a smoother, more gentle vape experience, making them much easier and more comfortable to inhale direct-to-lung. As VG is naturally sweet, the majority of high VG e-juices are based on sweet flavour profiles such as fruits and desserts, and savoury or traditional tobacco flavours are less popular, as the sweetness of the VG impacts on these flavours. If you’re looking for an e-liquid that effectively emulates both the experience and flavour of smoking a traditional tobacco cigarette, a 50/50 concentration, lower VG e-juice or higher PG liquid might be better for you.
Which concentration of e-liquid you choose is entirely down to personal preference, as both PG and VG are proven to be completely safe to ingest. One exception to this is PG sensitivity, which while not common, is a concern for some vapers. For users with a PG sensitivity, inhaling PG-heavy liquids may make them feel dizzy or unwell, and the throat hit sensation is very unpleasant. A very small percentage of those with a PG sensitivity will actually be allergic, though it is possible and can be a concern for some vapers. If you don’t enjoy the sensation of a throat hit or find that higher-PG liquids are making you feel uncomfortable or unwell, a high VG e-liquid might be an excellent choice for you.
At V2 Cigs, we offer a variety of top of the line high-VG liquids, from some of the industry’s most recognisable brands. When it comes to high-VG e-liquids, our customers prefer shortfill e-liquid systems for convenience, value and flexibility in how they vape. Shortfill e-liquids (sometimes known as “shake and vape” liquids) are e-liquids that come in a bottle that isn’t filled all the way - it’s a little short, which is where shortfills get their name! Shortfill bottles are filled to around 80% the majority of the time, giving the user space to add their own nicotine shot. Shortfill e-liquids are completely nicotine free, and can be used as they are for vapers who prefer a 0% nicotine experience. However, for vapers who want that signature nicotine rush when they inhale their vape flavour, nicotine shots, or nic shots, can be used to fill up the last 20% of your bottle and add nicotine to your high VG juice.
Shortfill liquids are the preference of many vapers (as opposed to pre-mixed e-liquids), as they can control the concentration of nicotine and adapt the levels almost exactly to how they prefer. They also allow users to get a stronger nicotine hit than they would in pre-mixed liquids, and get the most value for money as shortfills come in larger bottles than traditional pre-mixed e-liquids. Shortfills have become increasingly popular in recent years as they are a cost-effective workaround to tobacco-related regulations, primarily in the UK and Europe, where regulations are stricter. However, the cost-saving benefits of shortfill systems also apply to customers in regions with less stringent regulations on e-liquids, such as the US. Under the Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) regulations, manufacturers can’t sell e-liquid containing nicotine in anything larger than 10ml bottles. For reference, 10ml of e-liquid would last someone who had been smoking 15 traditional tobacco cigarettes a day approximately one week (though this can vary massively from person to person). Having to replace your e-liquid every week isn’t just inconvenient, it can get very expensive too, not to mention increasing the amount of plastic waste we throw away. As shortfill liquids don’t actually contain any nicotine as sold, they can be produced in 40ml, 50ml or even larger containers. Shortfill liquids also allow users to tailor the strength of their e-liquid, which is also highly regulated in some regions. Currently, UK and European manufacturers can’t sell e-liquids with a nicotine concentration of over 20mg/ml, or 2% in a 10ml bottle in the region. In the US, nicotine e-liquids can be sold in much higher concentrations - sometimes up to 6% concentration, so this isn’t a concern for many of our American customers, however, the brilliant cost-savings and fantastic flavours available make these e-liquids popular across the globe. With shortfill e-liquids, UK and European customers can mix their e-liquids to create a higher nicotine concentration than pre-mixed liquids can offer, which is ideal for heavy smokers looking to quit or cut down, and for those who want a more intense nicotine rush with their vape.
Simply mix the flavoured e-liquid and the nicotine shot together, shake to combine, wait a minute for the mixture to settle and any air bubbles to disappear, and you’re ready to go, just as you would with pre-mixed e-liquids! It’s a good idea to give your e-liquid a shake every time you refill your vape, just to make sure the formula is well-combined. The nicotine shots themselves are flavourless to allow the high VG e-liquid to provide the flavour for your vape, though this does mean the shortfill liquid will be very slightly diluted when you add your nicotine. However as shortfills are designed to be used this way, most high-end liquids, like the ones we stock at V2 Cigs, have been composed and mixed with this in mind.
One more thing for shortfill users to consider is the composition of their nicotine shot. Different nicotine shots come with different carrier formulas, also made up of PG and VG bases. We stock nicotine shots that are available in a 50/50 VG/PG formula, or in a 100% VG formula for a truly smooth, sweet vape experience, with the fantastic vapour production and comfortable direct-to-lung vape. Available in 18mg/ml strength, nic shots can be used to create nicotine levels of 3.6%, by adding 1 nic shot to 50ml of shortfill, and even formulas as high as 6%, by adding two shots to 40mls of shortfill.
Shortfill e-liquids are a cost effective way for users to get high-strength nicotine e-liquids, without having to buy lots of small, wasteful bottles. It also allows for an extra layer of customisation from users who want the ultimate personalised experience within their vape.
High VG vs. 100% VG E-Liquids
High VG e-liquids have a small volume of PG, which helps to carry flavours and nicotine more effectively than in 100% VG e-liquids, making them better for users who look for strong, complex flavours in their vape. This is what allows manufacturers to infuse high-VG e-liquids with some of the most interesting and complex flavours on the market, from desserts like lemon tart and watermelon candies, to tropical fruit mixtures and summery sweets. While improvements are being made to carry complex flavours in 100% VG e-liquids almost every day, for exceptional flavour complexity without significantly sacrificing on cloud production and a smooth vape experience, high-VG e-liquids are the way to go! High VG e-liquids are also generally a slightly better carrier of nicotine than 100% VG e-liquids, though you can choose a nicotine shot that contains a small amount of PG, to help hold and carry the nicotine more effectively.
Despite these differences, the decision between high VG and 100% VG e-liquids comes down almost entirely to personal preference. If it’s your first time trying a high-VG e-liquid, we recommend trying a 70/30 VG/PG mixture to see how you get on - if you love the increased vapour production and smoother sensation of this kind of vaping, it might be worth trying a 100% VG e-liquid, however if you miss the throat hit sensation or find that flavour complexity gets a bit lost, stick with 70/30, or try a 50/50 mix instead. It’s a process of trial and error, but if you’re struggling, the team at V2 Cigs are highly experienced in helping you find the perfect product for you - simply get in touch on our live chat or drop us a call or email!
Get the Best Performance From Your High-VG E-Liquid
High VG e-liquids are generally more compatible with modern sub-ohm tanks and vape mod devices, as the improved wicking in these tanks is optimised for use with the thicker, more viscous consistency of high VG E-Liquid, and the more powerful batteries in vape mods are perfect for more effectively heating the e-liquid, giving you thick, fluffy clouds and a warm, more comfortable vape experience.
Sub ohm vaping is a style of vaping associated with high vapour production and direct-to-lung vaping, and is generally a much more advanced style of vaping, not suitable for beginners. It’s what many people think about when they imagine a vaper surrounded by a thick cloud of smoke, rather than the small, more discreet “cig-a-like” or vape pen devices most commonly used by beginners. Sub ohm vaping uses very low resistance coils (the element of the vape that heats the e-liquid), combined with high temperatures and powerful batteries, to intensely heat the e-liquid and provide users with thicker clouds and more intense flavour. As this style of vaping relies heavily on a deep inhale, PG-heavy e-liquids cannot be used for sub-ohm vaping, which means high-VG is the way to go. If you’re interested in increasing cloud production in your vape style, you might want to look into these modern sub-ohm tanks, more powerful vape mod devices and high VG, or even 100% VG e-liquids to help you get there. These devices are designed specifically for use with high VG vape juice, so to get the best performance from both your device and your e-liquid, sub-ohm vaping and direct-to-lung vaping are things you should look into.
Our High-VG E-Liquids
We stock a curated selection of some of the highest-performing shortfill e-liquids, to provide our customers with a great experience and choice, without showing an overwhelming range of e-liquids, some of which wouldn’t be up to our, and your, high standards. We purposefully offer a smaller and highly curated selection of products to ensure that every single one of our customers get a high-quality product that gives them excellent performance in their vape, whether they’re a brand new beginner or experienced vaper.
VSAVI High VG E-Liquid Shortfills
The VSAVI range of e-liquid shortfills are some of the highest-quality e-liquids on the market, with a premium range of exciting flavours and a comfortable, balanced 50/50 VG/PG base. The VSAVI shortfills come with 50ml of e-liquid in a 60ml bottle, to leave room for up to two 10ml nicotine shots, making these liquids a great choice for users who prefer a stronger nicotine hit, without the throat hit associated with PG and other “cig-a-like” e-liquids and devices. Available in seven exciting and complex flavours, the VSAVI shortfills are perfect for flavour and cloud chasers alike! The VSAVI flavours are based on some of the world’s most beloved desserts and sweet , fruity flavour profiles, including:
- Blueberry Harmony - A luscious and refreshing all day vape that consists of blueberry, apple and blackcurrant.
- Cool Strawberry - A perfect match of strawberry and Absinthe mint giving you a sweet but fresh taste.
- Dark Fruit Mint - Blackcurrant and dark berries, eucalyptus, aniseed and menthol - a combination of black magic.
- Double Bubble - Aromatic wine, blackberry and blackcurrant flavours all together make a divine combination.
- Fruity Mix - A harmonious mix of tropical fruity notes.
- Green Mango - This fresh mango and green tea extract combination is refreshing, cool, sweet and fruity. The perfect blend for the summer.
- Spicy Mint - Aromatic mint anise taste, strong and pleasant on inhale, and spicy but sweet on exhale.
Like all of our short films, the VSAVI shortfill contains 0% nicotine, with nicotine shots available to purchase separately! Add one 10ml nicotine shot to the 50ml VSAVI shortfill to get 50ml of 3.0% nicotine e-liquid in a 60ml container.
Dinner Lady Shortfills
Award-winning and ever-popular, our range of Dinner Lady shortfills are available with 50ml of vape juice in a 60ml, giving users room to add 10ml of nicotine, leaving you with 60ml of 3% e-liquid. Made in the UK and suitable for sub-ohm vaping, Dinner Lady e-liquids are some of the most popular liquids with cloud chasers and complex flavour fans alike, giving impressively thick, smooth and sweet-tasting clouds of vapour when used with a good vape mod device. Even among those who aren’t interested in creating large vapour clouds, Dinner Lady e-liquids are still popular due to their excellent and complex flavour profiles. Dinner Lady shortfills are available in the following flavours:
- One of the best-known and most popular e-liquids on the market, the Dinner Lady Lemon Tart e-liquid is a multi award-winning vape juice. The complex notes of tangy lemon curd are combined with the sweetness of light, buttery pastry and brightness of sugary meringue, resulting in a truly delicious vape experience for beginners and season pros alike. It’s easy to see why this e-liquid has been awarded “Best Dessert Flavour” four years in a row!
- Berry Tart is a classic sweet and tart combination with an irresistible berry blend and sweet pastry profile. This layered and complex flavour gives brilliant vapour production as well as being a delicious vape experience.
- Blackberry Crumble e-liquid is a very comforting flavour, mixing warm blackberry flavours with the sweet and familiar taste of a fruit crumble.
- The Strawberry Macaroon e-liquid is a very rich and creamy flavour with fresh, fruity elements, including almond and coconut.
- A wonderfully fresh and summery e-liquid, Sunset Mojito offers fresh, tangy lime and citrus notes, bright mint and a sugary sweetness to blend it all together!
- One for your inner child, the Dinner Lady Watermelon Slices e-liquid is based on the flavours of fizzy watermelon sweets, combining classic watermelon flavour with a sweet and sour sugary rush!
Simple to use and excellent for vapour production as well as flavour complexity, these e-liquids are a brilliant all-rounder for your shortfill e-liquid.
With a great range of classic dessert, confectionary and fruity flavours, IVG (sometimes known as IVapeGreat) shortfills are a popular choice for all kinds of vapers. IVG shortfills come in a 70/30 PG/VG mix, making them great for vapour production and smooth, DTL or sub-ohm vaping, while also giving users delicious and complex flavours that work perfectly with the natural sweetness of high VG base formulas.
Flavours like the nostalgic Jam Roly Poly, with sugar and butter sponge cake flavours combined with authentic strawberry jam give you classic sweetness and bring back delicious memories of childhood!
Or perhaps you prefer something a bit more fresh-tasting? Summer Blaze mixes Sicilian lemonade and summer fruits for a sweet and refreshing hit, finished off with peach notes for a truly summery flavour. Alternatively, Raspberry Stix gives you classic blue raspberry, combined with smooth, rich cream, for the tooth-rotting yet moreish flavours we all remember from childhood summers!
IVG shortfills are all made in the UK to the highest safety standards. Your IVG shortfills will come in a 60ml bottle with 50ml of high-quality vape juice, leaving room for one 10ml nic-shot.
Nasty Juice Shortfills
Nasty Juice is one of the most well-known e-liquid brands, and for good reason! The distinctive branding and packaging of all Nasty Juice e-liquids, alongside their high-performance make them a mainstay among vapers both beginner and advanced. Available in a 70/30 VG/PG formula, ideal for sub-ohm vaping and cloud chasing due to it’s excellent dense vapour production. These shortfills come with 50ml of e-liquid in Nasty Juice’s distinctive 60ml Chubby Gorilla bottles. This bottle shape is easy to use and makes it simple to add your 10ml nicotine shot without spillage! It’s also a very distinctive bottle with the Nasty Juice logo engraved into the stylish aluminum packaging. Nasty Juice shortfill e-liquids are available in three different flavours:
- Sicko Blue - This classic sweet and fruity blend is characterised by a strong blue raspberry flavour and mixture of sweet, sour and bitter notes throughout, for a very distinctive and unique e-liquid flavour.
- Slow Blow - One of the most complex and layered e-liquid flavours on offer, Slow Blow combines elements of sweet, fruity pineapple, zesty and refreshing lime, sweet, smooth soda and bright, cooling mint, for a highly popular vape juice that you won’t forget in a hurry!
- Stargazing - This shortfill e-liquid is a classic berry and mint flavour, combining warm, rich fruit flavours with a bright, icy mint kick for a balanced and exciting vape e-juice flavour.
Nicotine shots, or nic shots, as they are sometimes known, are the liquids that make up the remaining 10-20% of the shortfill bottle. They are very concentrated, flavourless nicotine formulas, and should never be consumed on their own. In line with regulations, these nicotine shots come in bottles of no more than 10ml, and come in a variety of strengths. At V2 Cigs, we offer nicotine shots that are 18mg per 10ml, making them very strong and able to deliver an intense rush of nicotine, even when mixed with shortfill e-liquids.
We offer VSAVI Nic Shots, which come in a 50:50 PG:VG base for balanced performance and comes from one of the world’s largest distributors. These products have been created in a medical grade facility with top of the line laboratories, for one of the safest and most effective nicotine bases on the market. An excellent alternative for those with PG sensitivities is the Flawless nicotine shot, which comes in a 100% VG base, so the composition of your mixed shortfill remains as high-VG as possible, and that you retain maximum flavour from the mixed formula.
To find out more about our high-VG e-liquids, or to get a helping hand when it comes to choosing the best products for you, simply get in touch with the experienced team at V2 Cigs!