Monday, 9 March 2015

Juice Review: Absolute Pin by Five Pawns

Five Pawns is definitely one of the juice-making companies out there that really aims to create gourmet, high-end e-liquid. Reading the descriptions of their liquids tells you that these guys don't just throw together some standard ingredients and hope for the best. A lot of the Five Pawns juices consists of a lot of different flavours, some combinations more unlikely than others, and finding the right balance in such complex juices requires a lot of knowledge and a great deal of testing I imagine. The juices are made in small batches (275 bottles) in California, and only sold in 30ml bottles. To create even more exclusive flavours they also offer some special editions aged in oak barrels. So everything about Five Pawns, even their packaging, gives you the impression that this is quality e-juice, and the price from around £25 a bottle also reflects this.

Absolute Pin
Tested on: Aspire Nautilus (1.6 ohm's, around 15 watts)

Absolute Pin is definitely one of the juices I imagine would have taken quite a lot of testing to develop. I don't think finding the right balance between Cinnamon, Irish Cream, Caramel and Absinthe is something done over night. In fact I have to admit I was kind of a sceptic after reading the description. I was even a bit of a sceptic after tasting it for the first time, as it wasn't one of those juices that hit a home run at the first taste. It's a unique taste, and when first tasting it I was thinking it was somewhere between ok and good. But this is a juice that has been growing fast on me. The cinnamon is definitely the main taste of this juice, but it still keeps throwing surprising hints of the other flavours in there at me all the time and I find myself liking it more and more every time I try it. Kind of like some of the best music records, you know the ones that you don't immediately fall in love with, but there is something there that makes you want to listen to it again and after while you realize that this is some of the best music ever made. And you keep hearing new things in them 10 years after you first heard it. Revolver by the Beatles is such a record for me.

It kind of makes sense that the Five Pawns juices are only sold in 30ml bottles, cause I think you need to go through at least 30ml to get to know it properly, at least if Absolute Pin is representative for the rest of the line. If you're like me and like these juices that keeps on surprising you every time you try them on new equipment or just adjust the wattage a bit on whatever you're using right now, you should try Absolute Pin. If you think the combination of flavours sound, well strange or even horrible, you should try it anyway, and you shouldn't give up on it before you've vaped at least 5ml of it. Cause it might take some time before you realize how good this one actually is.

Big thanks to for letting me try out this juice :)

UPDATE: Some of the Five Pawns juices contain quite high levels of Acetyl Propionyl. Please have a look here for more information.

  • All my reviews are my honest opinion even if I am affiliated with the company manufacturing or selling the product. 
  • The juice was sent to me free of charge for the purpose of this review.
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