Honest one shot: Viking from BDY Eliquid

Here’s a look one of the latest flavours from BDY Eliquid, a company that hails from Québec that are known for their incredibly rich and beautifully complex blends. I absolutely fell in love with their Notre Héritage flavour, a hazelnut whiskey cream that’s absolutely to die for so when they sent over Viking I knew I was in for a treat. Here are my honest thoughts on Viking from BDY Eliquids.

Bottles:

The juice came in a clear 60ml glass bottle with a dropper top. It bears a very similar label on it to their Notre Héritage flavour which has what I believe is the Berube family crest on it. Goffrey Berube is the man behind the line and a seriously talented mixologist so it’s really nice to see a tribute to his family like that right on the label. I believe it comes in a 70vg blend but didn’t see it listed online anywhere to confirm it. The bottle I got was in 3mg. Here’s a shot of the lovely looking bottle.

Setup:

Testing was done mostly in a Hadaly clone with a three core alien(3×28/36ni80) build from the Canadian Coil makers SaddleHorse Blues, 4/5 wraps on a 2.5mm coming out to 0.28 ohms and running between 35-45w. Using Puff cotton, rda rinsed and rewicked in between. Here’s a shot of a fresh build:

Remember taste is subjective and results will vary! Click the title for a link to the product.


Viking

Site description: Blazed custard

My thoughts: Tucking in to it my first thoughts are it’s got a really nice and familiar brown sugar taste to it. I believe it’s meant to be like a Crème Brûlée with a nice dark caramelized sweetness to it that mimics the crunchy melted sugar crust on top of the classic custard treat. However I found the brown sugar aspect in it is quite strong and it tends to supersede the creamy custard notes underneath, it doesn’t bury them completely but definitely leads the charge. Because of the strong brown sugar taste it actually reminds me quite a bit of a Pouding chômeur or a poor mans pudding cake. A classic Québec dessert made with a simple batter, brown sugar or maple syrup and butter that’s cooked in a rich caramel sauce. A treat made popular during the depression because of it’s nominal cost that’s still served in homes and restaurants today. The main element to it being the rich caramel or maple sauce which is why Viking reminds me of it.

Underneath that rich dark sugary layer is the custard, as I mentioned it’s almost overwhelmed by the brown sugar but I still get a hint of a classic vanilla custard peeking through and filling out the flavour. It also helps to thicken the flavour up giving it that thick creamy aspect so many of us crave with our favorite custard flavours. I personally fell in love with the stuff and made short work of the bottle I got. Yes it’s a bit on the decadent side and isn’t the easiest on wicks and coils but oh boy if you enjoy a dark decadent, sweet, creamy custard flavour then this is the one to seek out.


Overall:

I suppose I should admit I’m already a huge fan of almost everything that BDY has produced thus far and Viking while not my favorite from them easily makes the list as one of the best brown sugar custards out there that I’ve tried. Goffrey the artist behind the line is one of the most talented Québec based mixologists that I’ve had the pleasure of meeting and he’s yet to disappoint with anything that he’s created. He’s also the man behind Rock’em mods and just a seriously talented man all around. If you haven’t already given BDY a try I’d highly and I mean highly recommend you do. Phenomenal stuff!!

If you want to check out my review of Notre Héritage you can find it in the March issue of eCloudz Magazine!