Manabush FireWater Nicotine Salt Review by Dan Willis

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Manabush FireWater Nicotine Salt

Founded by Martyn (ZT on the POTV forum), Manabush started off in 2013 when Martyn sent samples of his first creations to POTV members, and after receiving overwhelmingly positive feedback a website was set up and from there, Manabush has grown into one of the most popular tobacco based E-Liquid brands in the world.

2015 saw the release of the Spiritwalker range, and in 2018 the newest Manabush range has come to market, with the FireWater range. The FireWater range features a Cigar Tobacco and Oak Aged Bourbon base, with flavour combinations designed to satisfy both non-tobacco and tobacco lovers alike.

A 50/50 PG/VG mix ratio is used for the TPD compliant 10ml bottled versions (which we have already reviewed here), with nicotine strengths of 3mg, 6mg, 9mg, 12mg and 18mg available, and cost saving 3x10ml, 6x10ml and 9x10ml options are available. 50/50 and High VG zero nicotine shortfill bottles are also available, in 50ml and 100ml bottle sizes. Also, in a first for Manabush E-Liquid, the FireWater Range will also be available in 20mg nicotine salt strength, and we will look at these in today's review!

No. One

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FireWater No. One is the core flavour of the range and the perfect starting point. A blend of premium cigar tobacco flavours tempered with the smoothest straight Southern Bourbon, making for a surprisingly easy going all day vape that is lighter than you might imagine, the sweet bourbon providing a welcoming counterbalance to the cigar notes... 

The flavour notes present in No. One are actually used as the base of the entire FireWater range, and here you get a wonderfully light cigar tobacco paired perfectly with notes of very smooth bourbon.

There's just a hint of throat hit here, even with 20mg nicotine salt, and overall I found that No. One is a very smooth E-Liquid, I find it ideal to vape first thing in the morning!

No. Two

FireWater No. Two takes the blend of premium cigar tobacco flavours tempered with the smoothest straight Southern Bourbon from No. One and adds a playful twist of a sweet classic cola mixer and a slice of fresh Persian lime...

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With No. Two, I get the light cigar and sweet bourbon taste, with an authentic tasting bourbon and zingy lime to finish. It has a delicious texture to it, and leaves a long lasting mouth feel.

No. Two has become a favourite of mine in pod systems as I find that it really does hit the spot for me!

No. Three

FireWater No. Three takes the blend of premium cigar tobacco flavours tempered with the smoothest straight Southern Bourbon from No. One enhancing it with a sweet Italian almond Amaretto that has been lightly coloured with a blend of ripe and succulent red fruits...

No. Three is one that I really enjoy vaping in rebuildable tanks, with a 1-1.2ohm build and the wattage set between 17.5-20W for a nice and loose MTL draw.

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It is a wonderfully moreish E-Liquid, the notes of cigar tobacco and bourbon pair up perfectly with Amaretto and raspberry, making for an incredibly tasty vape to savour. I've found it to be a great late evening E-Liquid, however it's equally enjoyable throughout the day!


Manabush set the standard when it comes to tobacco based E-Liquids, and they have now raised the bar for nicotine salt E-Liquids too! I primarily vape nicotine salt based E-Liquids these days, and these are my favourite nicotine salt based E-Liquids by some stretch!

I vaped these E-Liquids in both the Aspire Breeze 2 and Suorin Drop pod systems, as well as in the Rose3 RTA, and I didn't detect any difference in flavour between the nicotine salt versions and standard freebase nicotine versions.

These are three premium E-Liquids that are perfect for AIO pod system devices, or mouth to lung rebuildables. They provide a great nicotine hit at 20mg, with a smooth vape absolutely bursting with flavour. These have become my nicotine salt E-Liquids of choice and I'll be re-ordering these on a regular basis!

Many thanks to the Manabush team for sending the FireWater range in for review, they can be purchased here!

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 Dan Willis
Article by Dan Willis
Dan was an early adopter of vaping as a way to quit smoking and has seen and done pretty much all there is to see and do in the vaping world! From Ego batteries to mechs and from rebuildables to pods there isn't much that Dan hasn't tried.
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