The pawn shape reminded us initially of the drip tip as did liquid bottles sitting on our tables. The official dictionary definition defines a Pawn as: 2. (noun) Someone or something who is used or manipulated to further another person’s purposes. We thought of our liquid much like the “pawn”. It’s fitting that the game of chess (a sophisticated and complex game) uses the pawn. The pawn moves only forward and is often sacrificed (much like our liquid). We decided to start with five complex and sophisticated flavors (although we now have ten). Additionally, there are five traditional tastes known to man; sweet, bitter, sour, salty, and umami (which is described as savory). Our initial offering (Signature Series) has a flavor that satisfies one of each of the five tastes. Hence the name Five Pawns and “It’s your move…”.
Everything is made by hand and in very small batches. As you’ll see on our bottle and packaging labels, all numbers match and our batches generally consist of 275 bottles per lot. We’ve invested a lot of time and money in our facility and in our flavors. As a matter of fact, the first five offerings (Signature Series) were in development for about six months before being released. Later, our second five (Mixology Edition), was in development for even longer. We’re perfectionists and refuse to allow any liquid to leave our facility before it’s absolutely perfect. We use only USP / food grade ingredients and the best premium pharmaceutical grade nicotine. We disclose the obvious flavors for tasting note reasons but there are many other ingredients that help enhance what you taste. We use only the very best ingredients sourced both domestically and locally, and all liquid is made in-house in the state of California. All of our blends result in a 50% VG / 50% PG combination and come only in 30ml bottles. Flavors are extracted from actual base ingredients and we offer each flavor in 0mg, 3mg, 6mg, 12mg, and 18mg nicotine doses.