Made by Ron Ryan Ang from the Philippines, Drakeley’s Bud (and Drakeley’s Bud Sakto) is one of the few e-liquid lines from the country that is available offshore.
Just last month at VapeCon Manila 2017, we received some testers from them to review.
I mixed all testers that I received from VapeCon Manila up so I wasn’t able to segregate Drakeley’s Bud from their Sakto line, so this one will be a review of all flavors that I tasted from both lines.
Drakeley’s Bud is available in several flavors, a majority of which are popular Filipino desserts. The photo below was from Mr. Ang’s Facebook page, but it doesn’t seem to be updated (Leche Flan and Suman I think isn’t included on this specific photo). Still, credits to him for the photo below:
It’s exactly what it says it is. This e-liquid captures those sweet notes with a hint of vanilla. It isn’t too sweet like most dessert flavors out there, but I wouldn’t vape this all-day, since an e-liquid this sweet tends to make my palate immune to other fruity flavors. That’s just me though. I don’t eat meringue (the real one), but I love vaping it moderately.
Tobacco twist basically tastes like a cigar. Not like an analog cigarette, but a big-ass celebratory stick. I do like how it smells, but the taste doesn’t seem to go well with me. It’s just me though, a couple of my buddies at TVB tried it and loved it.
Banana Punch is one of my favorite flavors from the pack. I love that banana taste with a hint of fruit and a little spice. This one was the first to go among all the testers that I tried from Drakeley’s Bud. Trust me, you wouldn’t regret purchasing this heavenly fruit mix.
This one is the ex-smoker’s bliss. Your 2 favorite tobacco flavors, RY4 and tobacco combined in an e-liquid so awesome that nothing from both flavors overpowers the other, it is just blended in there smoothly.
This one’s my 2nd favorite. I love how all that chocolate perfectly compliments that very subtle hint of mint. It reminds me of an ice cream flavor, not really a cool vape, but has just the right amount of menthol to feel that ice cream kick.
As a Filipino, who wouldn’t love this sweet and crunchy banana delicacy? I love how that sweetness isn’t too overpowering, and the banana does the same. It was mixed and steeped very well that the flavors compliment each other.
I am no fan of nutty flavors, but this one tastes so good. Who wouldn’t love this favorite beermate? It has slight hints of butter/cookie to it, I couldn’t tell, but I like how this isn’t too sweet like most peanut flavors out in the market.
This watermelon concoction has a hint of menthol in it. What I loved about this is that cool sensation that is different from other menthol flavors out there. Although it is good and quite tasty, I find it too sweet for me.
I don’t know how this flavor was made, but it did taste like rice and condensed milk. It isn’t too sweet just like your favorite Filipino kakanin. This one is good on its own, but I think could be sweetened a bit more to put out more of that condensed milk goodness.
This flavor tastes a bit like sinukmane, minus all that condensed milk. It does taste like it has hints of it though, and you’d love it if you like these types of delicacies; I don’t. This is why I gave slightly lower ratings for this and sinukmane, mainly because of my personal flavor preference.
I have one word for this e-liquid; KRAZY. This is the first time that I tasted a mango flavor that tastes like a real green mango. Some other flavors I tried in the past tasted a bit like cough syrup, and this one tastes just right. Even my wife craved for mangoes when she got a whiff of this while I was vaping it in my car. That hint of mint in there put things up a notch too.
This is their latest flavor as of the time I received the testers. One thing I liked about this one is that strong condensed milk taste. I just don’t think that this goes well with the nicotine, as it kills some of the fluff that Leche Flans are supposed to have. I think this one is good on zero to low nicotine levels.
You may contact Mr. Ron Ryan Ang, the e-liquid’s maker if you are interested to purchase or resell this e-liquid.
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