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Borkum Riff Original

Catalog Special - All Pouches Only $4.99!

Borkum Riff Original is a top seller on Pipes and Cigars for a reason. Selected quality, bright aromatic Virginia and rich cool-smoking Burley tobaccos are blended by a special process to create a mixture that is soft, yet retains an exquisitely natural taste and aroma, enhanced with the finest fragrant vanilla.

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Borkum Riff Original Shipping Constraints
7 Ounce Can In Stock $37.50
save $12.1132% off
$25.39
Borkum Riff Original Sale Shipping Constraints
1.5 Ounce Pouch In Stock $9.50
save $4.5147% off
$4.99
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These items cannot be shipped to a Washington state address.
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Overall Rating 4.53 out of 5 Based on 45 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “Borkum Riff Original”

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5 out of 5
i have been smocking this brand since 1973 and always enjoyed it!
you cant beat the aroma the smooth smoke and the great price.
3 out of 5
It's okay.
Good quality, just didn't appeal to my taste preferences.
5 out of 5
Prompt service
Quick response when ordering. Keeps me up to date on status of my order
2 out of 5
Not so much
Acrid/offensive room note. I much prefer Captain Black Regular over the Borkum Original.
5 out of 5
A long-time favorite
Subtly smooth and a personal favorite of this social smoker for many years.
5 out of 5
The best
The best
5 out of 5
Borkum Original
Been smoking Original for 20 plus years. Was having trouble finding it in the tobacco shop and found Pipes etc. Couldn't be happier with Pipes Etc. and my favorite tobacco. Smooth cool burning and everyone loves the aroma.
5 out of 5
Same as I remember
I have smoked a pipe, on and off, for roughly forty-five years. The tobacco that I started with was Borkum Riff. This tobacco is just as satisfying today as it was years ago. Thank you for NOT changing your product.
2 out of 5
DRY AS GUN POWDER
I have now purchase two 7 oz. tins and found both having tobacco too dry to smoke. Must be something about this blend or maybe the packaging is not conducive to shelf life? also the recipe description on the web site isn't even close to the recipe description on the tin. I'm pretty sure this blend does not contain any burley and certainly doesn't have any vanilla. Service at Pipe and Tobacco is great, but I won't be buying any more of this.
4 out of 5
Timeless classic
Never disappoints
5 out of 5
Favorite for years!
It's the only pipe tobacco I use and smoke. Have smoked it for years and never disappoints.
5 out of 5
Borkum Riff
Been using this for years +...always good.
3 out of 5
Good to have in the rotation
This is a straight forward smoke. A little more depth than other tobaccos I have tried so far. As a fan of Captain Black Royal, I can appreciate this best after a hard days work. Now and again it's nice on an early cool morning with dark coffee.
5 out of 5
my favorite so far
my favorite so far
5 out of 5
Borkum Riff Original
I've smoked Borkum Riff for about twenty years. Until they took it out of production, I smoked BR Light. The Original is as close to the Light that I have found. Although, the Special No. 8 was also an excellent tobacco. Sadly, you no longer carry it. Of course, I'm saddened to see the recent, somewhat drastic, increase in price to the Borkum Riff line of tobacco.
4 out of 5
Decent smoke.
Mild, smooth. Burns cool and clean. But not much flavor. I really miss Borkum Riff Honey and Orange. That was much more satisfying.
3 out of 5
Very nice...
A great all-around smoke: not to harsh, not too fruity, not too mild. My wife likes it, so that is a positive! I will keep a a pouch handy as this is good for any time of day.
3 out of 5
Not bad
Smooth and mild. But not much flavor.
5 out of 5
Old standby.
I occasionally branch out and buy "more sophisticated" blends, but I always come back to "the Riff." Easy to pack and light, stays lit, no bite, and I can smoke it all day. Nice room note (even my wife likes it) and nice, mild flavor. I'm almost never disappointed.
5 out of 5
Quality Tobacco
Borkum Riff has maintained there quality over the years. A reliable smoke !
4 out of 5
Bogrkum Riff Original Pipe Tobacco
Excellent, smooth pipe tobacco without a bite
5 out of 5
Love that brand
Smooth great tasting tabacco
5 out of 5
Tobacco comparison
I just returned to smoking and two old favorites were Flying Dutchman and Borkum Riff. Todays FD is ?! You will be my supplier for nothing but BR.
5 out of 5
An old Favorite
I enjoyed it when I first smoked. I still do.
5 out of 5
Borkum Riff Original Mixture
I have ordered cans of Borkum Riff several times from you. My latest order contained six cans and all but one arrived intact. One can opened during shipment. No harm done as the tobacco was still moist and fresh and the amount lost was negligible. This has happened once before, however, so you might want to consider using asmall piece of tape on the lids of the cans
5 out of 5
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Excellent
4 out of 5
Good smoke.
Good smoke.
5 out of 5
was automated (online)
when it was necessary, customer service was excellent
5 out of 5
Fast efficient service - Thanks!!!
Fast efficient service - Thanks!!!
5 out of 5
poor quality too mild
poor quality too mild
5 out of 5
excellent
Service couldn't be any faster unless they were my next door neighbor. And I appreciate the occasional coupon for a steady customer.
4 out of 5
A fine pouch tobacco
Pleasantly surprised. A naturally sweet flavor, but mild. I'll be ordering this again.
5 out of 5
Happy Customer
I order this online because I can't find locally in my small town. Quick delivery and decent price.
5 out of 5
Perfect!
always prompt and perfect service.
3 out of 5
Middle of the road pipe tobacco, just plain average...
More like 2 1/2 stars from me. One of my tests of OTC blends, as I seek what works best for me for my second attempt at pipe smoking. I read the reviews here and elsewhere, and they leaned towards this blend being fine but nothing special. And that is exactly how I review Borkum Riff Original; okay but nothing special. It burns fine and has little if any bite, but everything else about this tobacco is just plain average. I would rather load a bowl of Carter Hall, Prince Albert, Velvet, SWR than Borkum Riff Original. I will not purchase this blend again.
5 out of 5
Bulk tobacco purchase/Borkum Riff
As always, quick service, reasonable price, and fine product. Great company to do business with!
5 out of 5
Everything arrived as expected...
Everything arrived as expected...
5 out of 5
Borkum Riff Original Burley, Virginia Blend
Mild, Easy Smoking Tobacco with very little if any bite, Big tobacco taste, easy to light and stays lit. Part of a Sampler, nice addition.
5 out of 5
Good job
I have been a customer for over a year and always had prompt service . Pipes and cigars keeps me up to date on specials and things iI may be interested in viewing . The service is always great and if a delay is sent quickly without inconvenience,David
5 out of 5
Borkum Riff
great smooth smoking pipe tobacco, also cool taste. great smell.
5 out of 5
Excellent product. Have smoked it
Excellent product. Have smoked it for years.
5 out of 5
ordering & shipping
as always, easy ordering and shipments received promptly.
5 out of 5
Great!
Great products, price, and customer service. Very fast shipping!
5 out of 5
Geat job as usual
Orders are timely and prices are good as always. Thanks P&C
5 out of 5
Borkum Riff Original
My husband' s all time favorite !
Customer Testimonials
This was a nice change of pace from the burley based 'codger blends' I've been smoking lately. Seemed dry in the pouch, but burned well with plenty of rich smoke and little tongue bite. Easy to keep lit. Compared to the burleys, the taste was unique. Unlike the 'codger blends', the aftertaste did NOT leave me wanting another smoke. This won't be a blend I'll smoke often, but I'll probably keep a pouch around for variety's sake.
Got it as part of package deal on P&C. enjoyed the smell, prune was the top note for me, some tangy fruit. Don't get chocolate or vanilla really. Good cut, good moisture. But boy, did it burn hot, and without much flavor. Will i buy Borkum Riff Original again? Eh, maybe to give it another shot.
I'm not sure why the description says vanilla because my pouch says chocolate, prune and fruit. Yes, I'm sure its the same one. That being said, I enjoy a great many tobaccos, especially aromatics. This, however, was disgusting. It tasted and smelled like cough syrup. Couldn't stomach it and it ruined my glass of amaretto. However, I love pipesandcigars.com, their products and service.....this particular tobacco was just unsmokable. If you like aromatic go for Sutliff Private Stock, they are exceptional.
Got a pouch from a gas station, unaware as a newbie to pipe smoking that it was probably ancient. However I guess I got lucky, as it wasn't too bad. Smelled like fig newtons, tasted a bit like it smelled. all in all nothing to write home about. If you are new to pipe smoking this is a decent enough blend to start with.
Great price and great service!
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