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Battle Royal

What happens when two of the best-selling cherry blends in the world collide? You get Battle of the Blends - Battle Royal. In this bout, we match up Captain Black Cherry and Borkum Riff Cherry Cavendish - easily our two most popular pouch cherry blends - and we make the pair available at a very nice discount. Try them side by side to determine your favorite and give us your feedback. No matter which blend wins, you come out way ahead!

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PackIn StockMSRPPriceQtyCart
Pipe Tobacco SamplerIn Stock$9.99
Borkum Riff Cherry Cavendish Shipping Constraints
1.5 Ounce PouchIn Stock$10.53
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$7.37
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Borkum Riff Cherry Cavendish + $20 UPGRADE Manufactured PipeShipping Constraints
1.5 Ounce Pouch + Manufactured PipeIn Stock$55.53
save $28.1651% off
$27.37
Captain Black Cherry Shipping Constraints
1.5 Ounce PouchIn Stock$10.46
save $3.1330% off
$7.33
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Overall Rating4.54 out of 5 Based on 148 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “Battle Royal”

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5 out of 5
A pleasant blast from my past!
Excellent aroma therapy!
5 out of 5
Prompt service Fresh tobacco
Prompt service Fresh tobacco
5 out of 5
Amazing flavor and aroma
Borkum Riff Cherry Cavendish is my go to Pipe Tobacco, love the aroma and the flavor. I've tried other tobaccos, but always come back to the Cherry Cavendish.
5 out of 5
Heaven
Smoooooooth!
3 out of 5
Better cherries out there
Good after setting out a day to dry out. If you do not dry it out , it's cough syrup.
4 out of 5
like a good red wine!!
what i have come out to understand,when thinking about BR cherry....is like a good red wine..not to dry...not to sweet.....
5 out of 5
Perfect
Perfect
5 out of 5
Borkum Riff Cherry Cavendish
very good
5 out of 5
Im a beginner smoker ...but
Im a beginner smoker ...but i actually love the smooth burn ....taste and aroma that this tobacco has ..i will soon order more
5 out of 5
Bodkin Riff Cherry Cavendish
My favorite
5 out of 5
Excelente
Excelente
5 out of 5
Wonderful flavor
Bought this one in a five pack variety. Was not disappointed at all, flavorful, cool burning, no tongue bite. Will definitely get more.
5 out of 5
Cherry
great taste, my wife used to love it
5 out of 5
borkum riff cherry cavedish
Smooth smoke ,not a harsh smoke. Slow burn ,pleasant aroma.
5 out of 5
Favorite
One of my absolute favorites and what my grandfather smoked his entire life.
4 out of 5
Good Aroma
I have not like cherry flavored tobacco until now. The aroma was great but it burned somewhat on the hot side, it burns well and has a mild cherry flavor for taste.
4 out of 5
Captain Black Cherry Pipe Tobacco
Not a major deal. Enjoying the tobacco. Was just wondering why I received the tobacco in the Original resealable pouch on my first order, but received it in an Aftermarket clear sandwich type bag on the second order. Thank You.
5 out of 5
Captain Black Cherry
I have been smoking a pipe for some time and Captain Black Cherry is my favorite blend
5 out of 5
The Best
this is the best Cherry I have ever smoked. So full of flavor.
5 out of 5
MG love captain black - cherry
Sweet - value - love it
5 out of 5
Enjoyable
Nice and smooth smoke especially after dinner for me. Good tobacco.
4 out of 5
Tasty
Tasty
5 out of 5
Nice pairing.
For me, I can never go wrong with these brands. Always a good smoke. The nice flavors that I came to love when I started pipe smoking over 40 years ago.
5 out of 5
Excellent
Excellent
5 out of 5
nice smoke
classy dark cherry aroma and I liked the cut
5 out of 5
He Loves it!
The tobacco pouch was a Christmas gift for my fiancé, along with the pipe I gifted him with! He loves both and the Borkum Rif whiskey tobacco. Satisfied customer!
4 out of 5
Borkum riff
Great for blending in other areomatic tobacco noticeable aroma.
5 out of 5
Smoooooth
Nice smell and good taste
5 out of 5
Goods Stuff
Burns slow. Light aroma.
5 out of 5
Captain Black Cherry
This blend is smooth with plenty of flavor. It burns well and when packed correctly requires little working to keep it going
4 out of 5
New To This
Still a novice pipe smoker, and this is the first cherry tobacco I've tried. Without anything to compare it to, I can at least say that choosing this one wasn't a mistake -- I like it quite a bit.
5 out of 5
My opinion
Very distinct flavor profile, and one of my top favorites.
5 out of 5
Pleasurable Smoke
Smooth and mild. No bite at all.
5 out of 5
My Favorite
Smoked this for 20 years. Despite trying other brands I keep coming back to this.
5 out of 5
Borkum Riff Cherry Cavendish
This a very aromatic tobacco that smokes smooth. It is very tasty with a great room note
5 out of 5
good tobacco
I've had many times, love it
4 out of 5
burns just a little bit
burns just a little bit hotter than I really like; Other than that, I love the aroma and taste.
5 out of 5
Excellent service
Excellent service
5 out of 5
Very good
Very good
5 out of 5
Love it
Very smooth great flanor
1 out of 5
Unpleasant
Of all the cherry blends I've had, this has been the most unpleasant. The cherry flavor comes across as overpowering and artificial, so much that I don't get any actual tobacco taste.
5 out of 5
Borkum Riff Cherry
Great smoke for the price. Good everyday go to. I will purchase again. I am glad I finally tried this old favorite!
5 out of 5
Awesome
Awesome
5 out of 5
Best tobacco on the Market
Been smoking it for 20 years. Very hard to find. It takes so long to buy it.
2 out of 5
Too Artificial
Ok smoke. Was pleasantly surprised by how dry it was compared to other CB blends. Neither an all day nor special occasion smoke. The pouch note and aroma was quite pleasant but the taste is very artificial. Taste like a drier CB original doused with a chemical cherry flavor. CB original isn’t my favorite but I’d prefer it to this because you can actually taste the tobacco. Probably won’t buy again but was curious about what cherry flavored tobacco tasted like.
5 out of 5
very favorable
Grreat service - good tabacco
2 out of 5
WAY TOO SOUR!!!
There is a very heavy, sour cherry nose and taste to this cavendish that drowns out any tobacco flavor that might be in there. It reminds me of cough syrup more than anything. It burns a very cool smoke, even in my short pipe, and that's perhaps the best quality I can find in this tobacco.
5 out of 5
Great!!!
Fantastic flavors and aroma!!
5 out of 5
Gift for Dad!
My Dad loves it he finished the 2 packs I bought him in 2 weeks. He loves smoking his pipe instead of cigars or cigarettes.
5 out of 5
Awesome
Awesome
3 out of 5
its just ok
a littles disappointed. better out there then this
5 out of 5
This is my go to tobacco.
Really enjoy the Captain Black Cherry. Great taste and great cherry aroma.
5 out of 5
Just like I remember
I have just got back into pipe smoking after a long hiatus. I also finished carving the pipe I smoke. I went back to my old and simple favorite. You have to the consistency of this time honored product.
5 out of 5
A Favorite- Borkum Riff Cherry Cavendish
This is one of the first tobaccos I ever tried, and it remains a favorite of mine. Unlike other cherry pipe tobaccos, this is not overpoweringly fruity. The tobacco comes through beautifully, and the cherry finish is just enough to please my sweet tooth.
3 out of 5
Definite cherry notes, but a little bitey for me
A little too much on the processed side for me, but I gave it to a friend and he loves it. Definite cherry notes, but a little bitey for me
3 out of 5
Soft and savory but a little moist
Im most use to a dry tobacco so this little moist kind really caugth me by surprise still has a really nice flavor and aroma
3 out of 5
Cherry notes now and then, but not one of my favorites.
Nice cherry notes now and then. A very fresh/moist tobacco, but a little harsher smoke than I like.
5 out of 5
Very nice
This is a very enjoyable smoke!
5 out of 5
Good tobacco
I will purchase more.
5 out of 5
Cherry cavendish by borkum riff
I bought the put together kit it was a starter kit he wanted to try something else but I surprised him with this cherry cavendish and he loved the aroma and the taste he said it’s not overwhelming and he was very surprised it was the first time he smoked a pipe and he loved the experience and flavor definitely buying more.
5 out of 5
Great Tobacco
Captain Black Cherry is a great tobacco with a great flavor and aroma that is good anytime.
5 out of 5
Captain Black - One of the better cherries in the bowl.
For those pipesmokers who can enjoy a cherry flavored blend, and I know there are a good many, I would heartily recommend Captain Black Cherry. For those who fairly disdain aromatics, I would suggest steering clear of it. It has ample cherry pouch aroma, and flavor while being smoked. The room note is also pleasant and not overpowering. Certainly not offensive to anyone, except to those who hate tobacco smoke period. But I've perennially found it to be one of the more even-tempered and flavorful cherry blends out there. It doesn't get hot or nasty like some cherry blends can. I rather think that anyone who savors the flavor of cherry along with a fairly decent quality smoke would like this. Cheers!
5 out of 5
Borkum Riff Cherry Cavendish
I love this tobacco. it's the only one I buy from now on. I don't like heavy tobaccos and this is a light one I love.
5 out of 5
Borkum Riff Cherry Cavendish
Very nice smelling sweet aromatic tobacco. I could not be happier with the product. Also great customer service. This is going to be a staple of my pipe smoking.
4 out of 5
Cherry good
I really like this blend its cherry good!!
5 out of 5
My favorite aromatic
This was one of my first tobaccos and I love it today as much as I did 20 years ago. The flavor and aroma are truly unique and this stands out a I've any other cherry I have ever tried, and I've tried ait of them. I just never get tires of it and will always have it around.
5 out of 5
Nice tobacco!
Good quality. Burns well and has a great aromatic flavor
2 out of 5
Room note is pleasant but not a huge fan of the taste
Pouch note right away is a very strong almost sickly chemical sweetness with maraschino cherry. Taste wasn't as sweet (thank God!) with some hints to the cherry flavoring used. Mild strength but found it can burn real hot if smoke too quickly or not packed just right. Left a lot of moisture at the end of the bowl. Room note is pleasant but not a huge fan of the taste
2 out of 5
Not so much. Has a good nose, but no matching flavor.
Not so much. Has a good nose, but no matching flavor.
5 out of 5
Captain Black- Need I say More?
Captain Black Cherry gets great response from almost all who smell the aroma. It's truly a favorite of mine but i need to mention the Captains new blend (COPPER) is a very close second. All of the Captains blends are smooth smoking and enjoyable. I doubt if i would ever change to another brand.
5 out of 5
good cheep tobacco
i have been using Borkum Riff for over 32 years and recently tried the cherry liquor was quite pleased . The aroma of the tobacco and freshness convinced me to enjoy it thoroughly .
5 out of 5
like very much
I have been smoking this tobacco for several years but I have been unable to purchase it and had to buy subs, then I found Pipes and Cigars - who had the brand in any size I wanted to buy - they have had me as a customer for a long time and I will continue be one. This plus their service is very good and the price is right If you are a pipe smoker you will enjoy their selection and service
5 out of 5
The Best!
Best there is period!
5 out of 5
Borkum Riff Cherry cavendish
Excellent pipe tobacco, great flavor, Fast delivery......two thumbs up!
5 out of 5
Great aroma and flavor
Great aroma and flavor
5 out of 5
would recommend
another fine smoke from the captain, rich flavor, but not over powering
5 out of 5
nice
very enjoyable, smooth with just the right amount of flavor
5 out of 5
Nostalgic vapors.
Requested by my wife she loves the cherry smell reminds her of her Dad. I liked it flavor and smoke-ability.
5 out of 5
very enjoyable
very enjoyable, not too over powering
5 out of 5
Personal Favorite!
Personal Favorite!
5 out of 5
My Favorite tobacco CB-Cherry
This is my favorite Cherry tobacco. Alot of people dont like it because they dont like flavoring. This tobacco has an extremely potent smell/taste/flavor if you only like plain non flavored tobacco this is not for you.
5 out of 5
It's classic Americana
All of Captain Black's blends are good, and Cherry is my favorite. My Grandfathers smoked the Cherry and the white pouch. It's classic Americana.
5 out of 5
This is the smell of small-town America in the mid 20th-century.
An old favorite that was good enough for my Grandfather, and it's good enough for me. Grandfather owned an Oliver tractor dealership in Deerfield, Michigan. He would smoke a bowl of Captain Black Cherry followed immediately by a White Owl cigar, followed by a bowl of regular Captain Black, followed by another White Owl, and he would repeat that all day long! He lived to 92. This tobacco has a pleasant smell packed with a ton of nostalgia for me; it's the smell of 20th-century rural America.
5 out of 5
Nice Light Cherry Smoke
Purchase this Borkum Riff Cherry with a sampler multi pack. I really liked the mild cherry flavor along with the rest of the tobacco. Not over powering and light on the tongue.
4 out of 5
Acceptable tobacco for the price.
I smoked Captain Black & Captain Black Cherry many years ago. I have only recently began to enjoy my pipes again. I generally use Captain Black Cherry to blend with other tobaccos that taste good but have a lighter room note to enhance the aroma. Overall this is a good tobacco, even by itself. I am no connoisseur of pipe tobacco but I am trying to learn.
1 out of 5
fifteen yrs of captain black
good smoke wife likes the smell of cherry
5 out of 5
Cherry sweetness from the Captain
If you like 'em sweet and aromatic, the buck stops here. More pipe candy from Captain Black. Everyone loves the room note and the flavor is pretty authentically cherry. I always keep some in stock. If pipe smoking was a vacation, this is Disney World.
4 out of 5
Surprisingly Pleasant
To me, the initial experience of opening a previously un-tried tobacco has been one of the things I've most been enjoying as I've worked my way through a bunch of different tobaccos. Having set that stage, I want to my review of this tobacco by saying how disappointed I was in this tobacco, pre-smoke. I expected a fragrant, mellow fruit aroma and was surprised to get hit with a smell I associate with cheap drug-store cough drops. It is a strong odor... Moving beyond my initial revulsion, though, I was extremely surprised at the mellow smoke, lack of bite, and pleasant room-note. In a funny way, this tobacco was nothing like what I expected at any of the parts of the process: It was cheap, but well-cut and acceptably dried and packed well, almost overwhelming in the pouch, but very pleasantly smoke-able in the pipe. If you're looking for something that is most certainly not an "artisan" or "boutique" brand, but is nice to have on-hand when you want something with a little cherry twist, this is a surprisingly good choice.
5 out of 5
Awesome
Love it
5 out of 5
The tobacco is hreat, but
The tobacco is hreat, but the time from when I click send to when get this to my doorstep is fantastic
5 out of 5
Good
Good
2 out of 5
Beware... Very Cherry
Umm. Well it is very Cherry.... but way to much for me. I like aromatics but this is heavy on cherry... smokes exactly how it smells. and actually ghosted my pipe. might want to dedicate a pipe to this blend if its your thing but not mine. Did burn smooth. Will not be reordering.
5 out of 5
Borkum Riff Cherry Tobacco
One of my all time favorite tobaccos. Living in a third world country this is a real pleasure and a treat.
5 out of 5
Nice cherry flavor but not too sweet
My favorite cherry tobacco. I love the Captain Black line of tobaccos and this is my favorite in their line up. It is mildly sweet, with a delicate cherry flavor. Not too sweet, not too overpowering. Some aromatics I find heavy and sickeningly sweet. Not this one. It had a perfect balance of sweet with a very mild bite. Highly recommended. This is the one I often smoke after dinner. The room note is wonderful too and often draws compliments.
1 out of 5
Just don't
Pouch smells like delicious red licorice. Smoke tastes like chemically potpourri.
3 out of 5
Captain Black Cherry
not as smooth as i thought it would be. will not be buying it again
5 out of 5
Captain Black Cherry
This is the first time I have purchased this flavor and am vey pleased with it. I will definitely be buying more!!
5 out of 5
CB Cherry...Good Stuff!
After a little airing out, CB Cherry is a wonderful smoke. Not a smoke all day tobacco, but very satisfying none the less.
5 out of 5
great product
a great tobacco for the beginner
5 out of 5
P&C
You guys are great I get exactly what I ordered and I get it quick
5 out of 5
Sweet!
Soothing and aromatic, will buy again
5 out of 5
Mmnmrn...Cherry
One of the most cherry pipe tobacco.
4 out of 5
1Q/CC
I mix this stuff 50/50 with 1Q. Very light and mild, not really strong enough for later in the evening. I get a lot of favorable comments about the aroma, though I don't notice it much myself.
5 out of 5
TASTY
Great aroma, very smoth and very tasty. Always plesasing and relaxing.
5 out of 5
The whole package...
Fast shipping....great quality...tons of variety.... Your one stop store for you! Thank you
5 out of 5
This is not palidin and thats great.
If your looking for a cherry tobacco this is a good one from captain black. After several bowls it burns hot almost like a vapor so I pack lose and draw light and never once had tounge bite. Leaves a pleasing taste and a mild room note.
5 out of 5
Smooth blends
I decided to try a couple of different flavors of Captain black pipe tobacco rather than just go with the standard flavor and I was pleasantly surprised... even my wife thought that the smell was very nice, the tobacco is always smooth and never a disappointment no matter which Captain black I have tried. I am a casual pipe smoker and have tried many varieties and I keep coming back to the old standard, you won't be disappointed in any flavor
3 out of 5
Borkum Riff Cherry Cavendish Dry, Clumpy, & very Woody in texture.
I don't remember this tobacco ever being like this. Maybe it was a bad batch or just old. I'm not blamimg Pipes & Cigars just making an observation.
5 out of 5
My favorite big company tobacco
My favorite big company tobacco
5 out of 5
Pipe tobacco
Captain Black Cherry smooth. Good
5 out of 5
Excellent
Excellent over all transaction. Great product and service.
3 out of 5
disappointing
not much cherry flavor or aroma
4 out of 5
Black Cherry Heaven
Beautiful aroma that gets complimented every time I light it. Even out of the pouch, the fragrance is balanced and fresh. The smoke is full and white, however the tobacco is bold in taste and has a bit of bite to it. For the price, this is a great, fragrant tobacco to enjoy.
5 out of 5
Captain Black Cherry
Very pleased with it. A great smoke!
4 out of 5
Not Quite Cherry Enough
Good in all respects, but would like even more cherry flavor, if possible.
5 out of 5
Lots of Cherry
One of my favorite aromatic cherry blends. Smooth and has a very sweet room note.
5 out of 5
Another Great Capt Black Blend
Capt Black has another great blend. Smooth, no bite and great aroma. I've been smoking Capt Black regular for over 40 yrs and this is a nice change.
4 out of 5
Not bad
Not bad.
5 out of 5
Captain Black Regular cherry
Great flavor and smooth smoking.
4 out of 5
Pleasant and Mild
I found the tobacco mild, not as aromatic as I would have liked, yet pleasant to smoke.
5 out of 5
Fantastic!
Excellent value, taste, fast delivery.
5 out of 5
Good tobacco
Good
4 out of 5
My Go-To Cherry tobacco
smoked the BR Cherry back in the 70's and it always burned hot and the room note was not as pleasant. this version of BR Cherry with Cavendish cut however seems to be a bit more even smoking and stays lit bowl after bowl and the room note is very appealing. it is my go-to cherry blend. wish it came in the big top tins.
5 out of 5
lots of cherry
I found this blend to be very tasty with a whole bunch of cherry flavor
5 out of 5
IT WAS GOOD BUT IT
IT WAS GOOD BUT IT WAS IT REALLY SMOOTH
5 out of 5
Satisfied
Very smooth and tasteful. I really enjoy this flavor.
1 out of 5
Capt. Black Cherry
Over the top flavor...flavor is too artificial. Mixed 1 part with 3 parts Lane 1Q and it was pretty good. Will not buy again though.
3 out of 5
Trying all the Cherry blends
Good room note, Seemed a little hot. Not very strong on the cherry flavor.
4 out of 5
smoker
not too bad
5 out of 5
Great tobacco at a great
Great tobacco at a great price
5 out of 5
Brings back childhood memories of my Dad
This was the tobacco my Dad smoked most often. Just started myself and finding it here made it even more enjoyable than I could have imagined. Wish he was still alive to enjoy together, but such a special aroma it's like he is as close as he can be in my memories.
5 out of 5
Captain Black
Thanks for the easy way to get the best quality of tobacco
5 out of 5
Great tobacco any time of day!!!
This is a tobacco I've smoked on and off for over 25 years. Easy draw with no bite. Wonderful aroma and a good consistent smoke every time. Give it a try!!!
5 out of 5
captain black cherry
arrived as stated,fair tast,wife likes the smell, seems to go stail pretty fast but would definatly buy again.
3 out of 5
A bit lacking
I generally prefer Cavendish tobacco's including the BR vanilla, but this is lacking a bit in flavor and aroma.
5 out of 5
I was very pleased and
I was very pleased and impressed - I certainly will do business with you again
5 out of 5
Happy Husband
For his birthday, my husband requested a new pipe and the Borkum tobacco. He loves it. Thanks.
5 out of 5
Borkum Riff Cherry Cavendish
I am new to aromatics and this was the best yet . Great flavor not too over powering, smokes great right To the bottom of the bowl. I will be ordering more of this.
5 out of 5
My only tobacco
Smoking this for 20 years says it all.
5 out of 5
Awesome
Great stuff, not dry, shipped fast
5 out of 5
I am used to Captain black it was a great purchase.
captain black in any flavor is always welcomed
5 out of 5
Pipes and Cigars DELIVERS !
Ordered my tobacco and it showed up very quickly and fresh!
5 out of 5
Just what I wanted...
My husband loves this blend, and this was a good deal and fast shipping! Thanks!
5 out of 5
Captain black cherry pouch
Very happy with the product, shipping, and price. Will definitely order again.
5 out of 5
Cherry Smoker
Been buying for close to 10 years, Very pleased with service and product. Excellent!
5 out of 5
SUPERINTENDENT OF WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT
THIS IS THE FIRST TIME I HAVE TRIED THE CHERRY BLEND I HAVE ALLWAYS TRIED THE GOLD. THE CHERRY HAS A REALLY GOOD TASTE.YOU CAN NOT GET THE CAPTAIN BLACK CHERRY IN ANY SMOKE SHOPS AROUND HERE. I FIND IT IS CHEAPER FROM YOU GUYS. I PLAN ON KEEEPING ON TRYING THIS BLEND. AND PLANNING ON GETTING MORE PIPES IN THE FUTURE. THANK YOU VERY MUCH
5 out of 5
Perfect
Perfect gift for my dad thanks
5 out of 5
Borking Riff
Never tried Borkum Riff before and will be back. Very smooth aromatic tobacco.
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