Borkum Riff is my favourite cheap pipe tobacco. You can get it at any kiosk in Finland. It has a smooth, dark taste, with no sharpness. I’d describe the taste cardboardy, but it this case, it is a positive quality. It has some black cavendish tobacco in it, and I simply love black cavendish tobacco. It is supposed to have some whiskey as a flavoring, but I cannot taste any in the smoke. This is a trait shared by almost all cheap booze-flavored pipe tobaccos.
I used Pall Mall Blue as the rolling tobacco, since it is what I got for Christmas. I am seriously considering trying more blue rolling tobaccos, since they taste less than red ones, and hence leave more room for the taste of the pipe tobacco.