Borkum Riff Gold Cherry & Vanilla

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  1. Rockabilly J

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    A friend of mine took a trip to Italy and brought me back a tin of this stuff. I smoked a bowl tonight and it seems pretty nice. Definitely not the junk you find in drug stores. I can't seem to find much info on it. It's not on tobaccoreviews.com, so I'm curious if it's widely available or exclusive to Europe.
     
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    KingsTarantula All about having fun!

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    Never heard of it but keep us all posted!
     
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    Hmmm never heard of this one only one close enough i have heard of is cherry cavendish
    Keep us posted how it goes
    I actually dont mind the borkum original
     
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    There is the Admiral's line. They are flakes and come in a tin.
    But I have never heard of the one your friend brought you back.
    And as Borkum Riff seems to have dropped their website since being purchased by ST Group, there is no possibility for some supplemental infos.
     
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    Quote from the tin: "GOLD Cherry & Vanilla is more than just another pipe tobacco, this is a true experience. Fresh cherries in combination with the finest French vanilla. This tobacco is a fine mixture of dark Kentucky, fine Burley and bright Virginia giving you a warm, yet mellow smoke. The fine tobacco has been cased in wooden casks and fermented to bring you a distinguished taste."

    I've had a couple bowls so far and it is quite pleasant. The tin note is cherries(naturally), dark chocolate with the vanilla in the background. Perfect moisture right out of the tin, packs easily and takes to the match well. It burns quite well with hardly any gurgling and doesn't get hot. The taste is far superior to any OTC Borkum blends. Certainly not an artificial cherry taste and the vanilla compliments the cherries well, and it balances nicely with the natural tobacco taste. Overall I'm quite pleased with this aromatic.
     
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    It sounds awesome. Definitely something I would like to try! Is there any way you could possibly take a pic of these and post it here in this thread?
     
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    I think it's fair to say I would like to try all of these but I don't know where to find most of them! Crap!!!
     
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    WV Smoke Shop... Borkum Riff Blends I have not tried... I'm on it... :ohyh:
     
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