What are shortfill e-liquids?

Shortfill e-liquids have been around for quite some time, and although more and more vapers are using them, many people are still unsure what they are and how they could benefit from their use.

What are shortfill e-liquids?

A shortfill is a larger bottle of e-liquid that is only part-filled and doesn’t contain any nicotine. Bottle size isn’t limited for nicotine-free e-liquids so shortfills are seen as a way around the Tobacco Product Directive (TPD) 10ml restrictions on e-liquids containing nicotine – companies can still produce flavours in bigger bottles, with the gap at the top allowing you to add your own nicotine shot (or two!)

Who can benefit from shortfills?

Shortfill e-liquid in the UK has proven popular with vapers who prefer to stock up on e-juice, and save money, as they are supplied in bigger bottles and last longer. Shortfill e-juices work out cheaper per 10ml than any other e-liquids – making them an excellent choice for vapers who use their e-cigarette regularly and use juice-hungry sub-ohm tanks.

Purchasing a shortfill e-juice also allows you to add a nicotine shot of your choice to satisfy your nicotine cravings. They come in an assortment of flavours too.

5 of the best shortfill e-liquids:


  • 555 Tobacco


Mixing hazelnut, walnuts, almonds and vanilla with authentic smokey tobacco, 555 Tobacco by Element E Liquid is one of the best tobacco-flavoured shortfills on the market. The Tobacco e-liquid is supplied in a 60ml bottle and comes with one nicotine shot to satisfy your cravings.


  • Heinsberg


After tobacco, menthol is the most favoured e-liquid. Heinsberg by Vampire Vapes is a fantastic shortfill with cool menthol crystal undertones running throughout. The Heinsberg shortfill is supplied in a 60ml bottle with 50ml of nicotine-free e-liquid.


  • Ice Latte


For those who cannot function without their morning coffee, the 120ml Ice Late shortfill by Cloudstix is an excellent choice and comes with 100ml of nicotine-free e-liquid. Smooth on the inhale and delicious on the exhale, the coffee-flavoured e-liquid makes for a great vape experience and Cloudstix supply it with two free nic shots (if required).


  • Parma Violet Gin


If gin is your go-to, the BeGin Parma Violet Gin shortfill is perfect. Sweet on the inhale with smooth gin tones on the exhale, the gin-flavoured e-liquid is impeccably blended. The shortfill is supplied in 50ml and 60ml bottles, allowing you to add a nicotine shot or two.


  • Lemon Donuts


A favourite of all dessert-loving vapers is the Lemon Donuts shortfill by Crunchy Cream. Like taking a bite out of a warm fresh donut, the e-liquid is available in shortfill – so you can get more out of your money and enjoy the delicious flavour for longer. The sweet shortfill is supplied in 100ml in a 120ml bottle and is nic shot compatible, meaning you can add nicotine shots to create the perfect strength.

If you’d like to know more about shortfill e-cig juice, please get in touch with the team at Cloudstix. On hand from 9.30am till 5.00pm, Monday to Friday, they will be more than happy to share their expertise. Call 0345 257 6544 or email