Borkum Riff Limited-Edition 22 Fruit and Vanilla is one of the rarest pipe tobaccos on the market today. But more importantly, it also happens to be one of the most delicious. I couldn't stop hearing about how good it was before it even arrived. So, being the curious fellow that I am, I moseyed out to the warehouse picked up a tin, and got to puffin'. Now, I can tell you first hand that the rumors are definitely true.
The heart of the blend is composed of 65% burley and Virginia tobaccos from Brazil, America, and Africa. Complementing this core awaits 27% black cavendish from Africa and 8% red Virginia from Argentina. This complex mixture is then generously topped with exotic Brazilian fruit and vanilla flavorings. Delicious from first puff, the flavor alternates back and forth between the perfectly sweet fruit note, and the highly enjoyable vanilla. Only 24 cases are available, and I was lucky enough to get my paws on a sizable allotment. If I had it my way, I'd be keeping these for myself. Better grab 'em while you can!