Article by Roger Malmedal Ocober 3 2019
When one thinks of making an ejuice mix from scratch, there is a great deal of preparation outside of the mixing itself. First find as much information as possible about the original product in smell and taste,
Then one can gradually start to think about which aroma flavors can suit / which specific aroma producer/ which can give the nuances the best one wants? .. and when this starts to become clear in the idea .... how much of each? What does one want most of taste, midrange, and taste? What amount can give the right nuances one wants ....
When it starts to come into place, there is test mixing. Does it feel possible right? does one need to make multiple versions with adjusted amounts, or even change the contents of the recipe, to fit better?
When this is done ...... then it comes boring ... WAIT to develop by steeping.
Here are my notes on a whiskey.:
Even so, in a ejuice we wants the more distinct aroma of the fruits, not most from the booze itself ..
Taste: Grapefruit and oranges, honey, syrup and hazelnuts with hints of smoked wood.
Smell: Nuts, caramel, crème brûlée, vanilla, and walnuts with hints of jasmine.
Nose: Soft, clean and refreshing: lemon sherbert and apricots, with honeyed fruit and a touch of toffee and vanilla. Gentle and satisfying.
Palate: A little weightier on the palate, with honey and malt, banana bread and subtle sweet spices. Clean and well balanced.
Taste: Savor the fruits of the Italian garden as creamy vanilla slips like liquid silk over the tongue as peaches and cream, mandarins and lemons effervesce in the mouth.
Aromatic essences of fennel and nutmeg tantalise with crumbly almond and coconut that give way to a nectar that envelops all the fruit, spice and nut flavors in a honeyed caress.
Tasting Notes: Soft, clean and refreshing: lemon sherbert and apricots, with honeyed fruit and a touch of toffee and vanilla. Gentle and satisfying.
Palate: A little weightier on the palate, with honey and malt, banana bread and subtle sweet spices
unripe, sour fruits (green apples and grapes), vanilla cream and honey. With water, some herbal / minty notes start to emerge.
On the palate, it arrives spirity and aromatic with citrus fruits, pears and nutmeg,
Flower meadow, freshly cut grass, fresh yellow apples, honey, vanilla and white grapes.
Pippa Starr's Footnote: "Thanks Roger, an article like this really gets us mixers thinking a lot more about flavour nuances which could mean the difference of a mix being good or great, thank you!