Five Pawns E-liquid Review

Today I'll cover Grandmaster E-liquid. This bottle was kindly sent to me by Ecigarettedirect (UK) also known as Smoker's Angel. They carry five e-juices from the series. Beside this one, here are Queenside (citrus taste, orange, French vanilla), Bowden's mate (mint chocolate), Perpetual Check (fig, barley, black current liquer, cinammon, lemon) and Gambit (desert flavor, apples, caramel, French vanilla).

Five Pawns

Widely recognized for its highest quality and standards, this e-liquid is manufactured in a state of the art facility in Irvine, California. Five Pawns have been highly praised by many reviewers for everything, from packaging to taste, so I'm very glad to have this juice here on Switchtoecig site.

All bottles are 30ml and 50-50 PG/VG. 

Five Pawns Packaging

Let's start with what you can see first. Luxurious in a retro way it reminded me instantly of two other famous US e-liquid makers I had the pleasure to review last year. 

Who's the Chanel of E-liquids?

Black and white,  Five Pawns packaging nostalgically brings to your mind an idea of a round, sturdy perfume bottle in old pictures from our Grannies' times. It resembles  the images conveyed by Highbrow Vapor, but this is more luxurious.  Beautiful  and meticulously designed and in a glass bottle, just like Virgin Vapor's but more elaborate, it even has some nice little touches  –  notice the mixologist's signature on the box.

Before we go on, just this: two sets were used for tasting this juice – one is Aspire Atlantis sub-ohm tank with a compatible Aspire CF battery. Although I'm not a fan of sub-ohm vaping, this was still a surprisingly pleasant experience. Another set, much closer to my vaping heart was old Protank (1) with a SmokXPro battery I'm also writing a review on.

Everything Else

What differentiates a great e-liquid from the good ones most is its smell – or to find a more suitable word – fragrance. It is strong and sharp when you smell it from the bottle but turns into a warm and delicious scent when you vape. Mum says that living room smells like a birthday cake.  

Color is more like Jack Daniels. 

Taste is that of banana and peanut butter plus a mild sweetness - only a slight touch of caramel. Now this was an unusual combo for me - we don't mix that stuff in my neck of woods. However when I tasted it, the harmony achieved was surprising. Mellow freshness of banana perfectly blended with an always mouth-watering  peanut butter plus mild and creamy caramel. 

A warm vapor and plenty of it. Smooth, not a huge throat hit (so new vapers might not understand what all the fuss is about, but entire Five Pawns collection is more intended for experienced vapers. )

As a proponent of humble vaping (humble as modest and smaller in size),  I was put off when I saw the price. However I quickly figured out a way to make this one last and buy the next one.  The beauty of highest quality e-liquids is that they do their magic on any atomizer resistance. However, sub-ohm vaping is where a juice like this still works a bit better.

SmokXPro+Protank 1; Aspire Sub-ohm Set and Five Pawns e-liquid

Newbie Corner

For a usual pack a day smoker now turned vaper, with 1.2 Ohm atomizer, your daily e-liquid dose may be around 4 - 5 ml. At lower resistances, like 1.8 Ohm it will go down to around  3 - 4ml.  With 2.2 Ohm you may vape not more than 3 ml daily.

Of course this is just an estimate, to help you get a rough picture of how much liquid you need. Your daily dose may vary, in some cases very much.

In A Nutshell


  • Outstanding flavor
  • Plenty of vapor
  • Smells beautifully
  • Packaging is a knockout, best we've seen in the entire industry


Of those going through more than 5-6ml a day, few would be able to afford this e-liquid. However, this is exactly the category of vapers who appreciates this type of e-liquid most and it will be least affordable to them. 

Where to Buy?

In US directly from FivePawns or some retailers.

In UK and EU from EcigaretteDirect a.k.a. Smoker's Angel. 

Written by Ljubica, @Switchtoecig, ex teacher, translator, passionate reader, ex smoker and now vaper, e-cig reviewer and vaping advocate.

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