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A highly aromatic blend. Kentucky, Burley, and Cavendish, sweetened with the luxurious flavour of cherries, and a touch of vanilla, producing a delicious smoke with a great aroma.

BrandBorkum Riff
Blended BySwedish Match
Manufactured BySkandinavian Tobacco Group
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBlack Cavendish, Burley, Cavendish, Kentucky, Virginia
FlavoringAlcohol / Liquor, Cherry, Vanilla
CutReady Rubbed
Packaging35g Pouch
CountrySE
ProductionCurrently available
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Mild
Flavoring
Mild to Medium, Medium, Medium to Strong
Taste
Very Mild, Mild to Medium, Medium to Full
Room Note
Very Pleasant, Pleasant, Strong
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StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (1424)
★★★☆
Mild Medium to Strong Mild to Medium Pleasant

Borkum Riff - Ruby.

This is the last out of a selection of blends I bought whilst on holiday in Portugal.

The flavour's good, the cherries don't, as they often do, bully everything else out of the way. The vanilla gives the blend a good creaminess, and this is heightened by the Black Cavendish. Even though it says there's alcohol included, I detect none of it. The Burley and Kentucky have a notable flavour and give the smoke a fuller feel. It doesn't bite any, and the smoke's pleasingly cool; perfectly relaxing! It burns exceptionally well, leaving no dottle, and gives off a VERY thick and palpable smoke. The nicotine's mild, and the room-note's good; cherry vanilla!

I think many smokers would find this a bit of a bore; one of many cherry vanilla blends! I on the other hand enjoy it:

Three stars.

Pipe Used: Mastro Geppetto

Age When Smoked: Two weeks

Purchased From: Portugal

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Greekpipesmoker Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Greekpipesmoker (123)
★☆☆☆
Mild Mild to Medium Very Mild Strong

This blend was my last try from B Riff.as all other blends this was no good thing.the smell of tobacco was feeling chemical.so the taste while smoking.no tobacco taste for me with lots tongue biting and a very bad aftertaste.nocotime level was almost medium and room note very tense to others.this blend has no balance.burns very hot and it is a filter destroyer due to moisture and dumbness.not recommended for consuption

Age When Smoked: When opened

1 person found this review helpful.

Granny Smith Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Granny Smith (25)
★★★☆
Mild Medium Medium to Full Very Pleasant

I ordered this tobacco by mistake - I meant to order Borkum Riff's Highland Malt - but I figured I may as well smoke it. Firstly the room note is very very good and the taste is not too overpowering. I would say it is every bit the equal of Cletic Talisman which is the only cherry tobacco I can tolerate. It burns well and provides a consistent flavour right down to the bottom of the bowl. The chief taste is cherry but the sweet vanilla does linger in the mouth after a few puffs. I'm not really an aromatic smoker but this makes a nice change of pace and if it's an aromatic you are after then I can recommend this one highly.

Pipe Used: James Barber

Age When Smoked: fresh

Purchased From: Black Swan Tobacco

Similar Blends: Celtic Talisman, Lane's Very Cherry.

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