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Borkum Riff Bourbon Whiskey

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Borkum Riff Bourbon Whiskey is a traditional Cavendish tobacco made of ripe, sweet Virginias and mellow Burleys, finished with the flavor of warm and tangy Kentucky Bourbon whiskey. This blend has been one of the most popular aromatics on P&C from day one, and it continues to be right at the top of our list. Buy the seven ounce tin and save!

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1.5 Ounce Pouch In Stock $9.50
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Overall Rating 4.37 out of 5 Based on 81 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “Borkum Riff Bourbon Whiskey”

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2 out of 5
A bit stale
My recent shipment of Borkum Riff Bourbon Whiskey is stale. Normally a smooth blend these cans are rough and hot.
5 out of 5
Warm relaxing aroma...
Nice aroma, does not bite or burn. Smooth smoking.
4 out of 5
Decently robust and pretty smooth.
I really liked this one. It was smooth. Little to no tongue bite. It's perfect if you want a little more robust flavor. Pretty good stuff
5 out of 5
Best for my money
I think this is the best you can get.
5 out of 5
the best I've found.
Still the best I've found.
2 out of 5
Whiskey or Marlboro?
Has a definite cigarette smell and flavor to it and can be harsh and hot if puffed too quickly. Keeping it moist may help. I wouldn't try it again.
5 out of 5
A Tried and True Blend
Borkum Riff was the first tobacco I ever smoked when I first started smoking pipes about three years ago. I've tried quite a few different blends over the years, but Borkum Riff is my go-to, specifically this blend. Excellent tobacco.
5 out of 5
Amazing
Out of every pack of tobacco I have ever tried this one exceeds expectations and is just perfect for me. Good in every aspect.
5 out of 5
Very pleasant
This is a nice smoke. Something a little different from the cherry aromatics I usually prefer.
5 out of 5
Source for Borkum Riff Pipe Tobacco
It is getting more difficult to find the different varieties of Riff Pipe Tobacco. I feel fortunate to have found a reliable source.
2 out of 5
Disappointed
I was excited when I saw that Borkum Riff burbon whisky was back, this was the tobacco I had started on way back, the flavor, aroma, burn qualities, all we're there, Borkum Riff was the best. Unfortunately, something has happened between then and now.the burn quality is there but that's it, I was going to buy more when I finished what I had ordered but with the new Borkum Riff, the flavor and aroma are not there this new tobaccois not even a shadow of what it once was
5 out of 5
Nice shopping experience!
The website is easy to use, great pictures and a great variety of products. Shipping is always fast. Costumer service cordial and helpful.
4 out of 5
Great Service
Borkum Riff can be hard to find. Pipes and Cigars always has in stock at reasonable price and ships quickly. My former supplier now sends emails telling me they want me back. Sorry I'll stay with Pipes and Cigars
4 out of 5
Flavorful Smoke
Flavorful smoke. Just like the package says bourbon whiskey. Smoked a couple bowl of this last light with a glass of Knob Creek bourbon. Thumbs up
5 out of 5
Great
Love this tobacco. Great smoke
5 out of 5
Best Tobacco Ever.
Have loved Borkum Riff for over many years. And was glad to find a new supplier since my old place no longer carried the canisters.
5 out of 5
Old Faithful
I have been a BR smoker for many years. Although I like to check out other blends, BR is still my #1 favorite.
1 out of 5
Borkum Riff Bourbon Whiskey
Was not what was expected, it only faintly, almost indistinguishable smelt like a bourbon whiskey and none of that came through in any hint of a taste, I would not order it again, I am going to cellar it and try again in a year or so.
5 out of 5
fantastic service thank you
A fantastic deal
5 out of 5
Excellent
Excellent taste not to bad It was a pleasure to smoke..
5 out of 5
AAA+
Great service
5 out of 5
Order arrived as promised.
Will definitely order from you in the future.
5 out of 5
Good longtime smoke
I started smoking a pipe in 1975 with this as a trial. It was pretty good and i really still like it. I have tried some others but always stuck with this.I still smoke it with some tweaks now and then just to see if i can make it a little stronger.Very good product.Delievered fresh.The bourbon does not overwelhm you. .
5 out of 5
5 stars
Thank you for your promptness in responding to the order.
5 out of 5
Superb tobacco
Purchased this for my husband's 29th birthday gift and he absolutely loves it!
4 out of 5
Borkum Riff Bourbon Whiskey has
Borkum Riff Bourbon Whiskey has been my "go to" for decades.
5 out of 5
borkum riff bourbon whiskey
love it love it love it....
5 out of 5
Borkum Riff Whiskey
Its a great product, always consistant.
5 out of 5
great
This is MY tobacco and you delivered on time as usual. JIM
2 out of 5
Not as I expected.
Does not taste the way it smells. Original blend is much better. Although I am happy as always with P&C and their service, this blend was a disappointment.
5 out of 5
Long term favorite
After trying a number of different kinds and flavors I found Borkum Riff Whisky. I have been smoking this tobacco for 41 years. I have occasionally tried another but always come back to Borkum Riff. It is getting harder to find these days so thank goodness Pipes and Cigars carry it and fill my orders promptly.
5 out of 5
Have used it for years
Have used it for years
5 out of 5
Good job
Good
3 out of 5
Smoke it slow
I was close to giving it one star, and I'll explain why I gave it not one or two, but three stars. I'm being generous because it's not a bad blend per se, but I had a very bad experience and a decent experience. My review is based on the good experience out of the same bad pouch, after having let it age for two years. I think it was a two-star smoke but I think smoked very slowly it could be a three.
5 out of 5
Borkum Riff Whiskey
enjoy this product but it is hard to find so glad to be able to get thru Pipes and cigars for a great price.
5 out of 5
Its great!
Its great!
2 out of 5
Eh!
Eh!
5 out of 5
Borkum Riff Bourbon Whiskey Pipe Tobacco
I liked it alot. hard to find locally so very happy to be able to get from you
4 out of 5
After dinner night cap
Excellent Gentleman's tobacco. Wonderful, Whiskey and Bourbon notes. Bourbon a little stronger than whiskey, but a nice blend after a hard days work or night out on the town end to a nice dinner. Highly recommended for the sophisticate or bourbon/whiskey lovers.
4 out of 5
Just easy!
What a quick and easy way to do business. Intuitive website makes completing an order of little effort.
5 out of 5
Pleasure
Smoking this sincelong long time ago, and still doing it.
2 out of 5
Not as Rich as I expected...
Upon opening the pouch I enjoyed the clean fresh whiskey aroma. I found my first 2 burns to be pleasantly light, but not very aromatic. In fact, after leaving the room for a while and then returning, I found the aroma more cigarette like than pipe tobacco. I will try again before I mix the balance of the pouch with something older...
5 out of 5
Mild, great taste.
I have smoked Borkum Riff Bourbon Whiskey for years and have found it to be mild without much bite. The best part, however, is the "after taste”, when finished smoking, that lasts for awhile. I’m sure each person’s tastes are different, however, I find Borkum Riff stimulates my taste buds perfectly.
5 out of 5
My Pipe Tobacco For Life
I began smoking a pipe back in 1972. After a month of trying different tobaccos, I discovered Borkum Riff and have been with it ever since. It's smooth and mild. Thru all the years I'm always complimented on how good my smoke smells.
5 out of 5
BR WHISKEY
I really enjoy BR Whiskey, I have been the stuff for over 30 years. This blend has changed several times over the years, the current version is much like I remember many years ago. I like to give it some dry time and it should be smoked slow. Lately I have been mixing Petersons Irish Oak with BR Whiskey. Thanks too P+C for their great service.
2 out of 5
Not to impressed.
Not a very strong flavor, i could not taste and bourbon in it at all. Could not even get a strong room note.
5 out of 5
My fall back strandby
I usually smoke Borkum Riff Cherry Liquor, but always keep a Whiskey on hand for a change of pace.
4 out of 5
Sounds good style of mine
Quite good in my style. Not too strong and a good everyday smoke. I recommend you should try it.
3 out of 5
A Little Disappointed
Loved Erin Go Braugh Whiskey blend, but now that Pipes & Cigars has stopped stocking it I was looking for another blend to take its place. Borkum Riff is not only light on the bourbon taste, but pretty bland altogether. Will certainly still smoke it but would not buy it again.
5 out of 5
Awesome product. Fast shipment!
Awesome product. Fast shipment!
5 out of 5
Borkum Riff Bourbon Whiskey
Been using this tobacco for about 35 years and am very pleased with it.
2 out of 5
Didn't care for it.
It came off a bit bitter tasting for my tastes. Aroma not that pleasant. I noticed it and then without my prompting so did my wife. And this one lingers!
5 out of 5
Nice touch with light scent
A great smoke for late nights with a beer.
2 out of 5
Not my cup of tea nor shot of bourbon
As with the Cherry Liquor blend, I was not happy with this brand. I felt that it was dry out of the pouch, along with wanting in flavor and aroma. It seemed to get bitter about halfway through the bowl and tasted strong at first light. You may find this to be a favorite of yours. It did receive good reviews. I may have came across a bad pouch. However, with two different blends from the same company giving the same results......... This is just my opinion, and the only way you'll know is to try it.
5 out of 5
great cigars
my boyfriend has been really stoked on your cigar of the month selection that I purchased for him for his birthday!! great quality cigars!! thank you.
4 out of 5
Good all around favorite of mine
Very good American style favorite. Not too strong and a good everyday smoke. I recommend you try it.
4 out of 5
Good all around favorite of mine
Very good American style favorite. Not too strong and a good everyday smoke. I recommend you try it.
5 out of 5
Great
Good service, good prices
3 out of 5
Not my cup of tea...
I consider 3/5 stars to be good but nothing special - so this isn't a "bad review" by any means. This is hardly aromatic, but that doesn't mean it's a bad thing. The thing is, it's also pretty dry (at least my pouch is) and maybe I have been smoking it too fast but I get a "cheap cigar taste" in the background. Maybe it's actually good tobacco - I am not a cigar expert either... but there is something about this stuff that reminds me of a cheapo Cigar. I will never buy this again, but it quickly gave my meerschaum pipes some red color around the edges which I like.
5 out of 5
Fully Satisfied
Easy ordering procedure, quick turn around ordered on Friday delivery on Mon, with basic shipping. Very pleased will use again.
5 out of 5
the Economist suceedes
do to the great prices and customer service I enjoy purchasing products from pipes and cigars. I am continuing a family tradition . my father god rest his soul smoked three or more dutch masters and el product coronas every day for many years I use to join him on occasion and enjoy a cigar but I am really a pipe man starting on captian black and borkum riff. so the rich family tradition lives on!
4 out of 5
Like it so much I bought more.
This was a refill order as I have already smoked a pouch of this over the summer. I very mellow and relaxing smoke with just a hint of the bourbon in it.
5 out of 5
He loved it!!!
Have been looking for a good whiskey tobacco for his gentleman pipe & this one hit the spot! Great surprise! Very relaxing!
5 out of 5
Nice Blend
I had a neighbor as I was growing up who always smoked this blend of pipe tobacco. Still a classic today.
5 out of 5
Borkum
Received order in timely manner, great tobacco. It was in good shape, great price.
5 out of 5
Response
Good web site, Good products and prices. Easy to use.
5 out of 5
everything is great
I order on line - they send notice when I ship - and I receive in a timely manner. Short and sweet
2 out of 5
Not my shot of whiskey.
I can't say I like this at all. I like bourbon, don't get me wrong. And I like pipe tobacco, as well. But I really can't get into this blend in any fashion. I just don't like the flavor. I might just be not drinking alcohol with this. I'll finish the pouch, but with reluctance.
5 out of 5
I am very impressed with
I am very impressed with how fast the Borkum Riff came after I ordered it from you. Great Service. Thanks
5 out of 5
Love This
This is my fave blend. I like Drew Estate, Sutliff Molto Dulce and McClelland's 221b but still like this way better.
5 out of 5
Hard to find Pipe Tobacco
Good quality, good service, and reasonable prices.
5 out of 5
service has been excellent selection
service has been excellent selection is great prices are as good or better than than any place I have been I am a very happy customer
5 out of 5
Thank you
Thank you pipes and cigars for selling quality merchandise and timely shipping and excellent service keep up the good work.
4 out of 5
Eh. I've had worse.
Classic smoke. Don't know what it has such a bad wrap. Packs and burns very nice due to cut. Smoke hot if you are a fast puffer. Room not is decent. It just has not taste.
5 out of 5
ordering
Easy simple and timely
5 out of 5
Borkum Riff pipe yobacco
I used to smoke Borkum Riff "Whiskey". I couldn't find it in tobacco shops so I was pleasantly surprised to find it in "Pipes & Tobacco". The only thing I could find, though, was the "Bourbon Whiskey". Not quite as good as good but I'll take it. Thanks !
5 out of 5
Excellent
This is my favorite, Borkum Riff Bourbon Whiskey. Orgering is simple and delivery was on time. What else can you ask? JIM Matarazzo
5 out of 5
Fine tobacco
I have smoked Borkum Riff for years. I am so pleased that I can get it in tins, at a reasonable price.
5 out of 5
Reliable location
It was getting harder and harder to find my tobacco. P&C always has it and at the best price I've found anywhere.
5 out of 5
Hands Down the Best Pipe Tobacco
I've been using Borkum Riff Bourbon Whiskey for well over twenty years now. I've always liked the taste and aroma, but what really sets it apart for me is that it is never too dry or too moist. For people just starting out, dry tobacco makes it easy to overheat the bowl and it will burn the back of your throat while moist tobacco is difficult to keep lit and will produce steam that burns your tongue.
5 out of 5
Great Tobacco, Great Service
In writing this review I just realized that I have been smoking a pipe for some 50 years now. Although I've tried many brands, I've pretty much settled on Borkum Riff. I have always enjoyed the Bourbon mixture and now alternate between that and Special #8. I really appreciate the service offered by P&C. The catalog is excellent and with it I can order anything I need and have it delivered to my door in a couple of days. I currently have six Peterson pipes in my rotation. Borkum Riff and the Peterson's are a great combination.
Customer Testimonials
Bought a few pouches at a retailer that was discontinuing Borkum Riff. It was OK but had a bit of bite.
My go to smoke for a long time. Nice flavor but has a little bite.
Sorry, can't agree with the positive reviews. Simply stated, it bites. Tried it in my estate La Scala briar, then a day later in my estate Nording. Still bites. Actually, by the finish it's not so bad, but by then maybe my nerve endings have just been sanded smooth. Threw out the pouch halfway through second bowl. And... she doesn't like the room note. Loser all around. I do like the Borkum Riff original, however. Nice start-to-finish for me, and her.
I JUST BOUGHT A POUCH OF BR BOURBON WHISKEY,NOT BAD AT ALL ,SMOOTH VERY LITTLE BIT,IM A BOURBON DRINKER SO IT GOES WELL TOGETHER,GIVE IT A TRY IT'S GOOD.
Thought I'd try a little BR Whiskey in my Missouri Meerschaum corn cob and let me tell you....Wow!!! Outstanding smoke with almost no tounge bite.
My late father was a lifelong pipe smoker, and Borkum Riff's Bourbon Whiskey was his brand. When I took up pipe smoking as an alternative to cigarettes, his tobacco was readily available, and so it quickly became my brand as well. It's a potent, aromatic, delicious blend that will leave the smoker with a wonderful aftertaste after smoking. I cannot overstate how strongly I recommend this to both long-time smokers and folks who are just getting started pipe smoking.
I was recommended Borkum Riff by the father of a good friend of mine. I recently branched out and tried their Bourbon Whiskey. It's got the right mixture of flavor. Its fuller than I am used to, I usually stick to the mild aromatics. But this is Great. If you are also a drinker, this compliments Makers Mark. Overall, i would recommend this blend.
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