The Top Award-Winning eLiquids

Vapers all around the world are inundated by the wide variety of eLiquids in the market with hundreds of brands and thousands of flavors to choose from. Picking out a favorite can be a daunting task, but there’s a way to know which ones are good by consensus.

Vape awards aren’t merely self-aggrandizement. They’re recognition for the hard work and creativity shown by vape brands in designing and manufacturing their products. This is especially true for eliquids, which take a lot of care and expertise to craft.

Here are some of the most award-winning eliquids out there, each of which you should definitely give a try. This list is for both beginners who are stumped with what they should vape and veterans who are looking to explore new flavors.

Cafe Racer Lucky 13


Our flagship eliquid is the Lucky 13, which is our original classic RY4-style naturally extracted Virginia tobacco flavor with hints of creamy vanilla, toasted almonds, and caramel. It’s our most popular eliquid for a good reason—it continues to impress.

The Lucky 13 won the best tobacco eliquid award in The Vape Summit IV 2015, Ukrainian Vapor Week 2016, Vapouround Awards UK 2017 (also won runner-up for best eliquid in that event), and Vapexpo Spain 2017.


Cafe Racer Lucky Bastard

A remix of the Lucky 13, the Lucky Bastard is basically the same flavor profile, but with double the naturally-extracted Virginia tobacco creating a more nutty full-bodied tobacco experience.  Like Lucky 13, Lucky Basterd is a great flavor to pair with your favorite craft beer or coffee in the morning. 

The Lucky Bastard won the best tobacco eliquid award in Vapexpo Las Vegas 2019. It’s one of our most recent awards, and it’s for a variation of our oldest flavor.

Cafe Racer Daily Grind

This is our first crack at a coffee-flavored eliquid, and we’re glad to say that we did a pretty good job. The Daily Grind is a French vanilla coffee flavor with hints of butterscotch, caramel, and hazelnut. It’s a great breakfast vape to get you started for the day.

The Daily Grind won the best dessert award in Vapexpo Spain 2019. It’s our newest flavor, and it was immediately recognized by one of the biggest events in vaping. Daily Grind is a French Vanilla Latte that is a great way to start the day or as an all day vape. 

VaporFi GRND RSRV Catch Ya Latte

The GRND RSRV line of VaporFi is their premium series of eliquids that have drawn praise from vape pundits and enthusiasts alike. Among the flavors in it, Catch Ya Latte stands out as their award-winning stalwart.

Catch Ya Latte is a blend of freshly-brewed espresso from the finest coffee beans with steamed milk, crushed hazelnuts, brown butter caramel, and a drizzle of syrup that both soothes the senses and wakes you up. It's not your ordinary coffee-flavored eliquid.

Naked 100 All Melon

Naked 100 is one of the top brands in the vape market, and their All Melon flavor has garnered a lot of praise. It's not the only fruit flavor of theirs that has impressed, but this one is pretty special due to its fantastic blended melon flavor.

This 70/30 VG/PG eliquid is a subtle mix of watermelon, cantaloupe, and honeydew melon that's both deep and refreshing. This is the perfect all-day vape whenever summer rolls around, and that distinction brought it notice as a high-quality flavor in the vaping world.

Black Note Prelude

This brand has turned a lot of heads in recent years as a big name when it comes to premium tobacco-flavored eliquid. They're the sort of tobacco eliquids that make cigarette smokers ashamed for not vaping them instead.

Among their flavors, it's the Prelude that has garnered the most attention. This savory blend of carefully-crafted Virginia tobacco is Black Note’s foremost answer to the question of creating a “smoke-free world,” and it's an exclamation mark.

If you’re looking for a tobacco eliquid that really makes you pity those who are still puffing on conventional tobacco, then the Black Note Prelude is the highest expression of that.

Vampire Vape Heisenburg

This last one is a vaping wonder courtesy of Vampire Vape. The brand name is quite apt in this case as you’ll be sucking this up like there’s no tomorrow. The Heisenburg was designed from the ground up to be the ultimate all-day vape.

The Heisenburg is not your standard fruit flavor with a mint finish. It hits a balance between its fruits and mint, then kicks them all up a notch to deliver a subtle yet powerful taste and experience. It also gives a nice throat hit, which makes everything complete.


When you see an eliquid that has been awarded by a well-known body, whether it’s a vape convention or a widely-read publication, there is confidence and respect put into such a high recommendation. Those bodies are vouching for the quality of that eliquid, which tells vapers everywhere that if they try it, there’s a high likelihood of them liking it.

However, do take note that all taste is subjective. Just because an eliquid won some awards, it doesn’t automatically mean you’ll be amazed by it too. That still depends on your personal preferences, and there is always a chance of you not liking something many others like.

Of course, these are not the only eliquids you should turn to. There are plenty of great flavors out there that have not won any awards, but certainly are worth your attention. However, awards serve to give focus to the amazing and exemplary that stand out of the pack.

kurt sonderegger
kurt sonderegger


Founder/CEO of Cafe Racer Craft E-Liquid

2 Responses


May 30, 2020

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María Irma Villa
María Irma Villa

January 26, 2020

Buenos días. Soy una vapeadora apasionada de los buenos líquidos. Ya probé su marca y de verdad me encantó. Es de muy buena calidad. Me gustaría saber si la puedo comprar a domicio o por envío. Vivo en Sonsón Antioquia Colombia. Cordial saludo. Gracias

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