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Touch Gloves

Touch Gloves is the sign of starting a fight. We may not be fighting but we are trying to get to the bottom of this Sweet Bout in the Battle of the Blends. Pitting two strong aromatic pipe tobaccos against each other. First we have Casey Jones Hero's Blend, that gives you flavors of warm vanilla, and honey flavor. Next we have Borkum Riff Black Cavendish, which is a sweet truffle nougat blend that is very popular among the fans. Now we call on our P&C Faithful to help determine which is the Touch Gloves battle leader. At this time you can purchase both tobaccos at a low price and be able to smoke them side by side. Once you have tried them, come back and leave your review and tell us who the clear winner should be.

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Pipe Tobacco SamplerIn Stock$8.99
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1.5 Ounce PouchIn Stock$10.53
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$5.99
Casey Jones Hero's Blend Shipping Constraints
1.5 Ounce PouchIn Stock$8.50
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$5.49
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Overall Rating4.15 out of 5 Based on 81 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “Touch Gloves”

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Showing 1-50 of 81 Reviews
5 out of 5
Indeed
I love this blend!! Just got it and very happy about it!
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
Good stuff
Love Casey Jones Tobacco!!!
4 out of 5
yup, its really nice stuff
yup, its really nice stuff
5 out of 5
Just try it.
Winner. Bitchin' pouch. Excellent room note. If you don't like it, smoke Latakia. If you still don't like that, don't risk cancer by smoking.
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
4 out of 5
Nice mellow smoke, good flavor
Nice mellow smoke, good flavor and great room note.
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
5 out of 5
Buy it and spoil yourself...great bang for the buck
This was my first stab at a non-cherry aromatic and was immediately spoiled. Rich vanilla and honey, reminding me of some of La Aurora's best cigars, with sweet complexity of light fruit such as a fresh pear and a touch of mango. I now have two more pouches awaiting me. It's a mainstay with me now, just as is Casey Jones Last Ride is for cherry blends.
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.
5 out of 5
Subtle and rich
Worth more than its price. Complex, with woodsy notes that complement its vanilla top, floral, and with virtually no bite. It’s a great aromatic experience, well-balanced and immensely relaxing.
4 out of 5
Good aeromatic
With the weather at below 50 degrees, the room note is important and this blend's is good. The cloud of smoke rises as a heron does from the reeds and is dense as clouds in the spring morning sky. It has the kiss of a young Irish lass instead of the bite of a viper. The nicotine hit is that of a babe in arms. A tribute to a hero locomotive engineer dedicated to his work.
5 out of 5
Room Note is Good
With the below 50 degree weather still prevalent, the room note is very important for me to smoke in the house. The Green River Valley Cavendish saves the day when blended with Honey/Vanilla. The heavy cloud of smoke floats like a leaf in the autumn wind. No bite at all. A tickle of Vitamin N and all is right worth the world. Long live the history of Casey Jones the only RR hero I know.
4 out of 5
My favorite is still the
My favorite is still the BR Whiskey
5 out of 5
Great all day smoke
Great all day smoke
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 flavor mild
It has become my second choice in pipe tobacco.. and I love the selection this company has
5 out of 5
great
good flavor, for a package tobacco.
4 out of 5
Less wet L1q
Thought it would be lesser tobacco covered by too much topping, couldnt have been more wrong, minimal bite, good flavor, suprisingly good tobacco, essentially less wet L1q
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.
5 out of 5
Excellent product
Casey’s product gives a delightful bowl to mull over. Grab a book, your favorite bowl, & enjoy.
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.
4 out of 5
Nice
Pretty decent smoke. I would say hardly any bite and didn't burn too hot as long as it's packed good. I didn't smoke any other blends untill after the pouch was finished. I'm considering a can in the future.
1 out of 5
Not great at all
Terrible!!!
5 out of 5
Tobacco
Great tobacco, I would highly recommend trying it.
4 out of 5
Nice surprise
Didn't know what to expect.. The blend was knew to me.. Only been in the pipe clan for well over a year. If you like anything that has hints of vanilla give it a shot..👍🏻
5 out of 5
Very engoyable
Very engoyable
5 out of 5
Thanks
Thanks
5 out of 5
Cool smoking and flavorful.
Casey Jones "Hero" is a cool smoking and flavorful blend, great at any time.
4 out of 5
Casey Jones Hero's Blend
Good everyday blend. Burns well and has a nice aroma. Priced right.
3 out of 5
Hard to keep lit.
It has a nice smooth flavor to it along with a sweet aroma. However, I found it hard to keep lit. Tried several different pipes with the same result. Don't know if it was me but I haven't had this problem with other brands.
4 out of 5
Good!
I thought this was good, different from other cavendishes. It is a tastey change.
5 out of 5
Very smooth and great room
Very smooth and great room note
5 out of 5
Very tasty, very pleasant
Very tasty, very pleasant. Little tongue bite, subtle flavor. One of my regular rotation baccy's. No complaints. Will be buying again.
3 out of 5
Mild vanilla
Good smoke, nice vanilla flavor and room note. A bit most, I suggest drying out a little before smoking.
5 out of 5
Casey Jones Hero's Blend Fan Club!
I love this stuff! I can't leave it to go to my other brands I have! I ordered a pouch because of the review that was not so good, but when I tried it I couldn't understand the bad opinion. I ordered the tin and will not run out if I can help it! Thanks to P&C for providing it for us!!!!
5 out of 5
Casey jones fan
Great blend very well balanced flavor definitely worth the money
5 out of 5
Black Cavendish
One of my go to blends. Mild, smooth and with no bite. Always satisfies.
4 out of 5
And you know that notion just crossed my mind!
The hubby really enjoyed this blend gives it 4 stars.He said the vanilla was not overpowering and the honey added just enough flavor making this blend a winner! many vanilla blends he has tried end up in his jar of all vanilla tobacco because he finds them boring but this one he said will be ordered again and not end up in the "JAR"!
4 out of 5
I find my own tastes
I find my own tastes seem to prefer the Casey Jones Last Ride over the Hero's Blend.
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.
5 out of 5
Great
I feel in love with this I have ordered more
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
It's smooth , all day
It's smooth , all day smoking good.
5 out of 5
No harshness here
I tried both the Hero's Blend and Last Ride and they're both good. I like Hero's Blend the best of the two. It burns good and has no harshness even when it's smoked a little hot. I don't see any way to make this stuff harsh. It has a sweet Vanilla taste that is somewhat like butterscotch. A nice mild all day smoke with great flavor. I'm going to order the 12 OZ tin and ad this to my rotation. Oh the room note is great too. Great stuff!
4 out of 5
nice change
good tobacco just not a all day smoke
2 out of 5
Disappointed smoking Experience
Bought this blend because it was suppose to be an aromatic and mild blend. Packed a new pipe with this tobacco and lit up. Smoking this blend was difficult because it would not stay lit very long and would not burn correctly. When I cleaned out my pipe, seems like I wasted about half a bowl each time. I put aside the new pipe and tried a couple of older pipes. Same experience so I know it is not my pipes. Sadly, I bought a pouch and a 12-oz can. Not sure when I will open the can as I was very disappointed with this blend. I will be smoking Dunhill London Mixture again which is a different flavor profile but has always burned consistent and is never a disappointment.
5 out of 5
Great Mild Aromatic
I really liked the vanilla/honey flavor. It is a great aromatic and super cheap. You are missing out if you don't at least buy a pouch and give it a try. Ready to smoke right out of the pouch, not to wet or dry. Burns nice and cool. Room note is one of the better vanillas I have tried, and people like the smell.
2 out of 5
Hero's Blend
I tried Hero's blend because it sounded like something I would enjoy.When I got it the smell was great.Well i'll give the aroma 4 stars but the flavor doesn't match.I expected a more smooth flavor but what i got was bite.The room note is wonderful.Unfortunately this one isn't going on my favorites list.
5 out of 5
Good smoke
Easy lite, enjoyable smoke, very satisfying.
3 out of 5
Dissapointded
This is not bad, but something is missing. The vanilla Does't come out like I expected. It does't compare to Last Ride.
5 out of 5
Casey Jones
Looking for a substitute for north sea, tried both Casey Jones Hero & Last Ride. Liked them both, mixed them together 50/50 like that too. Found my substitute. Great Smoke.
3 out of 5
Been there,....
As the title says, nothing new here.
5 out of 5
Smooth
This is a nice smoking pipe tobacco, very smooth taste and a pleasant aroma.
1 out of 5
Stick with 1Q
Not really sure what it is about this blend, but I'm unable to finish an entire bowl... and I like vanilla aromatics. I tried about 5X now, and always dump it about 1/2 through. Something odd about this one for me. It's incredibly light. Maybe the lightest tobacco I've smoked (and I started smoking a pipe in 1987). Overly steamy. Not really sure why anyone would smoke this over 1Q. But I understand everyone's taste buds/PH are different, and this could be a home-run for someone. For me personally, it was remarkably banal.
3 out of 5
Good smoke
It's a decent smoke Most probably would not smoke again
3 out of 5
Not bad, not great.
This isn't what I would call a bad pipe tobacco, but I just didn't feel that it had much to offer. I picked this up along with the Casey Jones last ride. Last ride Lives up to the name. This, however, doesn't have much flavor to offer other than just...... smoke. Vaguely caramel, mild, but that comes along with a fairly sharp bite, and maybe it's just me, but I also struggled to keep it lit. Overall, it is OK, but it doesn't do much for me. Not bad, not great.
2 out of 5
Between the two Casey Jones choices, this is the loser.
I purchased a pouch of each Casey Jones, the Hero's Blend and Last Ride. Last Ride was a winner from start to finish. I've almost finished the pouch and hadn't tried this one yet, so I reluctantly put my Last Ride aside and opened the Hero's Blend. Smelled good in the pouch and lit it up one evening while watering my garden. Everything went downhill from there. Not only are my plants suffering from the cold summer nights we're having, my pipe was no longer my friend. This one smoked harsh and distasteful. Couldn't find any vanilla or butterscotch in either the taste or room note, and it left a bad taste in my mouth. I finally gave up on it and knocked out the un-smoked portion and called it a night. I'll put this in my wine cellar for 6 months and come back to it. If it seems to have improved by then, I'll certainly leave another review. Until then, this one will not see the light of day for a while. If trying a new tobacco, go with Last Ride. That is a wonderful blend and enjoyable start to finish. Room note is so good I find myself following the smoke around just to smell it. Room note on this one brings back memories of tax audits and transmission problems. Not desirable.
4 out of 5
Casey Jones Heros Blend
Very smooth aromatic with hints of butterscotch. Not overwhelmingly sweet either. Great all day smoke.
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
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