Borkum Riff PipePacks Liquorice

Scandinavian Tobacco Group wants to give everyone a chance to try out pipe smoking therefore have developed the Borkum Riffs PipePack range. This tobacco has the plus of being ready wrapped to enable immediate insert straight into the pipe. It fits a chamber around 18-19mm. There are 6 plugs per pouch. The blend is around 80% black cavendish and 20% light Virginia. This one is flavoured with liquorice and then Sambuca. The wrapper is extra thick black cigarette style paper.


Brand Borkum Riff
Blended By Scandinavian Tobacco Group
Manufactured By Skandinavian Tobacco Group
Blend Type Aromatic
Contents Black Cavendish, Virginia
Flavoring Alcohol / Liquor, Licorice
Cut Ready Rubbed
Packaging 6 wraps
Country Denmark
Production Currently available


Extremely Mild -> Overwhelming
None Detected -> Extra Strong
Room Note
Pleasant to Tolerable
Unnoticeable -> Overwhelming
Extremely Mild (Flat) -> Overwhelming

Average Rating

1.50 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Nov 19, 2016 Mild Medium to Strong Medium Unnoticeable
I was down the road in the corner shop and saw this on the shelf.

The bloke explained what the idea is and I thought it was the daftest idea since papal condoms. I had to give it a go. Just for fun.

The wad of baccy, wrapped in what appears to be a Rizla liquorice skin. It's is supposed to fit nicely into your bowl. It assumes you have the right calibre bowl.

Anyway, it sort of works. But I don't really see any advantage for anyone. Besides which, it's far and away the most expensive way of smoking

So I won't suggest you try it unless you're like me - too nicotine nerdy with too much time on my hands!
Pipe Used: One with a calibre.
PurchasedFrom: The shop down on the corner.
Age When Smoked: Fresh.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jul 06, 2016 Mild Mild Mild Pleasant to Tolerable
Borkum Riff - PipePacks Liquorice.

Not so long ago, I smoked the Pipepacks Orange Whisky and was surprised to find I actually enjoyed it, you see, I don't consider the whole PipePack idea my sort of thing. I can't say the same for this one though.

The first merit of a PipePack, obviously, is the ease of preparation: just put one in your bowl! And then there are some other good points: the burn's even, the smoke's cool, the nicotine's mild, and it doesn't bite. The added flavour's the bad point: it's not particularly strong, it just seems a little flat for an aromatic. It can be identified as being liquorice, but it isn't as sharp or lively as I'd expect. That's the liquorice out of the way, that leaves the tobaccos, these redeem the blend a touch: the main taste is an extremely mild/soft vanilla Black Cavendish one; this raises the result to somewhat recommended instead of not recommended.

At best, this could only score two stars.

Pipe Used: Peterson Sherlock Lestrade
PurchasedFrom: The Danish Pipe Shop
Age When Smoked: 3 Months
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