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Borkum Riff Black Cavendish


Borkum Riff Black Cavendish features selected premium quality, richly aromatic dark Kentucky and cool-smoking Burley tobaccos with a pinch of bright Virginia leaves specially blended then heavily cased in wooden casks and fermented to give an elegant mellow smoke and a rich but smooth taste. The pipe tobacco is enhanced with hints of a delicious aromatic truffle, sweet nougat and woodland nuts. Borkum Riff Black Cavendish is a mellow yet flavorful tobacco, perfect for an all-day smoke. Indulge in Black Cavendish or other superb Borkum Riff blends such as Bourbon Whiskey, Cherry Cavendish, and Cherry Liquor from Pipes and Cigars.

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Overall Rating4.21 out of 5 Based on 43 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “Borkum Riff Black Cavendish”

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5 out of 5
I remember the time in
I remember the time in early 90s when suddenly my favorite Borkum Riff Black Cavendish disappeared at all. I was in despair and with great difficulties found a pair of packs in Prague (existed at that time such a country as Czechoslovakia). Thank God, finally it reappeared again. For me it's important as an additive to the Captain Black Gold, and for smoking it separately is too strong. Among other Borkum Riffs it's the only one made by "Cavendish cut" which I consider to be the most pleasant for smoking. I wish this product will return to it's first primary look as it came to the market: Black was in a black nice pouch and recognizable at once!
5 out of 5
Fast service
Fast service
5 out of 5
Smooth tobacco.
I enjoy smoking this tobacco, it’s cool burning and stays lit.
5 out of 5
old reliable !
the borkum riff tobacco is a pleasure to smoke and i enjoy all the borkum riff tobaccos for over 30 years. and still a great value.
4 out of 5
Good taste profile and good
Good taste profile and good aromatics
5 out of 5
Please add cigarette rolling tobacco
I use this tobacco to mix with other pipe tobacco, to roll cigarettes. This is the THIRD time I have suggested that cigarette rolling tobacco be included in your lineup of various tobacco. Please ask the Tobacco King to include these tobaccos as well. How about an answer from the CEO .
4 out of 5
Bodkum Riff Black Cavendish
Not really a true cavendish. Not really black. Looks like some Virginia, something brown, no black! Not that it's bad, but it smokes a bit harsh. Closer to smokers pride than, say, Lane Ltd BCA. Worth a try but I wouldn't buy it bulk!
5 out of 5
A good balance of sweet and spice
A perfect fall blend that would go well with hot apple cider. As you sip your pipe, the tastes of cinnamon and prune come through. It reminds me of the traditional Christmas puddings served in Ireland.
5 out of 5
great service at time of order and prompt delivery.
I've used the Borkum Riff Bl. Cavendish with the Original blend as my own blend for years. It's a great combination
5 out of 5
Borkum Riff Black Cavendish - Excellent
This tobacco has been a favorite for a long time......by itself, or as a blend mix. My favorite blend is mixing it with Sir Walter Raliegh Aromatic....pleasant to the taste, very little bite, and non-smokers often comment on how pleasing the aroma of the smoke ls to them........try it..........
2 out of 5
Aweful
I have tried over 20 different types of tobacco in my pipes. Hated this mixture, Better off smoking something else, anything but this. Save your money and buy something better like Lane BCA if you like Black Cavendish.
5 out of 5
borkum riff
Got this for my son and he lives in Ireland and is used to many Petersen's blends. He loved it and was very pleased with this gift!
2 out of 5
Borkum Riff vs Amphoria
I prefer the Amphora as it has a better flavor. Borkum is too dry and burns hotter and faster.
5 out of 5
Great Service
Fast & timely shipment. Great service and very affordable.
2 out of 5
Captain Black Dark beats Borkum Riff BC
Not sure what went wrong as my opinion of this does not agree with many others: I found Borkum Riff BC to have a lot of tongue bite, seemed to burn pretty hot if you keep puffing, but would not burn well at all if you take your time with it. I bought this as part of "The Black Knight" duel, and found the Captain Black Dark to be way better than the Borkum Riff.
4 out of 5
Pretty good
I really enjoy Borkum blends, they always deliver a satisfying smoke for me and I'm able to get the base tobacco taste despite the flavoring. This one was no exception. I did notice that the pouch made no mention of Dark Fired Kentucky and the label looks slightly different. Wonder if its been tweaked. Tho I still prefer the Whiskey blend the most, the Black Cavendish was similar enough to hit the spot. It tended to burn hot and was definitely better the more it dried. I suggest leaving the opened pouch sitting around for a week or two for maximum results. The taste varied between raisin/plum to dry red wine. A sipping smoke that did not burn me but I am used to Borkum and have learned how to draw it without bite. I recommend trying it and would not discount this blend just because it comes in a pouch. Better than a lot of tinned tobaccos I've tried.
2 out of 5
Seemed right up my alley, but...
This was a blend I thought I would enjoy, and I did, until something went off the rails. I liked the cut, the aroma in the pouch was very nice, it smoked cool and produced nice thick smoke. Everything was fine until about half way through the bowl. The nice nutty plummy flavor suddenly turned to a harsh chemical taste. It was sharp and kinda sour and stung my nose. It wasn't burning hot and there was no bite but the pleasant rather mellow flavor became harsh and acrid. I thought that maybe it was a reaction with my personal chemistry but my wife asked me if I was still smoking the same stuff I had been because now it really stinks. So it wasn't me. It was the tobacco. I was getting a thumbs up for aroma and it suddenly went wrong. I tried it again the next day in a different pipe with the same result. It's a shame too because from the first light to about the halfway point I thought it was enjoyable.
5 out of 5
Wonderful
Husband went back to pipe smoking and really enjoys the Borkum riff
5 out of 5
Everything I thought it would
Everything I thought it would be!
4 out of 5
Big island has no selection
Ordering borkum riff is wonderful
3 out of 5
Try something better instead of smoking it again
Harsh! CB Dark is amazingly good, but BR BC is pretty rough. I like to let the smoke linger in my nostrils and sinuses to get a great sense of the flavor and aroma, but this one just won't let me. It burns well, but there are other tobaccos to try before going back to it.
4 out of 5
My favorite is still the
My favorite is still the BR Whiskey
3 out of 5
Good
Good but not great. Drugstore brand widely available. Lane 1q is better but costs more. Try Capt Black or super value black cavendish. Nobody has matched Flying Dutchman. Nobody.
5 out of 5
Good tobacco.
I am new to pipe smoking and my view on this tobacco comes from very limited experience with tobaccos. I purchased it to try - this is it. I like it but again, I have nothing to compare it to or have a firm view on this tobacco. I probably will buy it a few more times to be able to form some rational view and compare to other tobaccos I plan to try.
4 out of 5
Good tobacco.
I am new to pipe smoking and my on this tobacco comes from very limited experience with tobaccos. I purchased it to try - this is it. I like it but again, I have nothing to compare it to or have a firm view on this tobacco. I probably will buy it a few more times to be able to form some rational view and compare to other tobaccos I plan to try.
5 out of 5
awesome
Wow, this stuff is awesome. Smokes like a unique flavorful dream from top to bottom of the bowl. Highly recommended from this seasoned Pipester.
3 out of 5
BR Black Cavendish
Mild enough with excellent flavor- a good all-dayer, a fine outside tabak. Dependable, not as rich as I'd hoped, but you won't be disappointed if you're a Cavendish man.
5 out of 5
Borkum Riff
The best!
5 out of 5
Pleasantly surprised. Good quality, smokes
Pleasantly surprised. Good quality, smokes great.
1 out of 5
Not great at all
Terrible!!!
5 out of 5
Very engoyable
Very engoyable
5 out of 5
Thanks
Thanks
4 out of 5
Good!
I thought this was good, different from other cavendishes. It is a tastey change.
5 out of 5
Black Cavendish
One of my go to blends. Mild, smooth and with no bite. Always satisfies.
5 out of 5
STARTED SMOKING THIS IN COLLEGE
STARTED SMOKING THIS IN COLLEGE 52 YEARS AGO. GREAT!
2 out of 5
Plain Black
Not much flavor, nothing stands out.just average
4 out of 5
Continued confidence
I've smoked Borkum Riff for years. I've been happy with the Black Cavendish.
4 out of 5
Aromatic daily smoke
Pleasant, rich smoke, if a tad hotter than expected. Nicely aromatic. Really quickly shipped too!
5 out of 5
Another Good Cavendish
Enjoyed the Borkum Riff Black Cavendishand will buy it again.
5 out of 5
Borkum Riff Black Cavendish
They were pretty dry. I mixed them with vanilla cavendish to compensate for the dryness. Other than that: they were good but not great.
5 out of 5
GREAT TOBACCO BLEND AT A REASONABLE PRICE!
I recently purchased this Black Cavendish for my tobacco rotation, and I have,to say that I love the smooth sweet flavor. This one is a keeper!
5 out of 5
On time; excellent products
My first order of a pipe and some tobacco samples can on time. The quality of the pipe met my expectations--it was excellent.
5 out of 5
borkum riff
this brand has become unavailable in my area recently.thanx for offering it
Customer Testimonials
Items arrived quickly and well packaged. I use this Borkum Riff to create my own tobacco extracts for vaping in mechanical mod. Love the aromatic darky Kentucky Burley with punchy prune! You can't go wrong with this one at this low price. Thanks Pipes and Cigars!
RS of Dallas, TX
Don't know if its because I am new to pipe smoking but I think this stuff is very dry compare to the Hearth & Home Hall of fame I got . Honestly it was was hard to keep lit and had some bite to it.
MJ of North Miami, FL
This is by far the best tabacco I have ever tasted. It is sweet with a plum flavor that really made it pop.
SW of Fort Worth, TX
For a pouch brand it's pretty good. Smooth with no bite. Pretty good aroma and taste. I didn't really taste the black cavendish.
BW of Pomona, CA
This is excellent. A little pricey for 1.5 oz. I hope they put this in 14 oz. tins. This is smooth, tasty, and memorable.
JR of Phoenix, AZ
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