Lane Limited Lane Limited Ready Rubbed

For years, smokers revered the dark blue tin and pouch of Edgeworth Ready Rubbed, widely considered one of the smoothest burley blends ever. Toward the end of its run it was made by Lane Limited, and Lane production was acclaimed, but Lane lost the right to use the name. Due to huge demand, Lane is bringing back this blend under the new name Lane Limited Ready Rubbed. An old favorite has returned.


Brand Lane Limited
Blended By Lane Limited
Manufactured By Lane Limited
Blend Type Burley Based
Contents Burley
Flavoring Cocoa / Chocolate, Molasses
Cut Ready Rubbed
Packaging 14 ounce tin, 1.5 ounce pouch
Country United States
Production No longer in production


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

Average Rating

3.22 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Nov 21, 2019 Mild Strong Extremely Mild (Flat) Tolerable
Reply to Jim’s Inks review. Agree completely with your review up to 2017. Probably smoked 2-3 tins per year. But in 2019 ,something went terribly wrong. Returned 2 tins due to a very strong presence of P&G. Started buying the pouches and they seemed fine. Could anything have been done to the tin to minimize the strong odor and taste? Thanks in advance
Pipe Used: Cobs,Briars,Meers
PurchasedFrom: P&C
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
May 29, 2019 Very Mild Extremely Mild Extremely Mild (Flat) Unnoticeable
This is going to be a short review because there is nothing worth nothing really except it’s like smoking hot air.

I hoped to like this as it is supposed to be the original formula, I have my doubts as it maybe the formula but certainly it can’t be the same quality. Too many people have told me how good the original Edgeworth was and how much they missed it and it wouldn’t have lasted as long as it did if it was as one dimensional as this is. And no it’s not because it’s a codger blend or any such silliness.

I am currently enjoying a bowl of Sutliff Edgeworth Ready Rub Match and it’s wonderful. I have smoked it in all the above mentioned pipes and more and have been enjoying it for months. When a pipe making friend of mine wanted to share the Lane version I thought wow this is going to be good and unfortunately I was so disappointed. Not sure if the Sutliff version is like the original but it’s enjoyable and smokable and in my daily rotation and the Lane version may end up in the trash(might use it to thin out some overly flavored aro)
Pipe Used: Bones CW, Pete 2019 POY, Pete2018 Summertime pipe
PurchasedFrom: Pipes and Cigars
Age When Smoked: Fresh
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Mar 25, 2018 Very Mild Very Mild Extremely Mild (Flat) Pleasant to Tolerable
Man, I really wanted to like this stuff. All the hoopla about the original blend, gave me an incentive to order 4oz of this Lane offering. It smells great right out of the gate. I love the cut too. But upon lighting up, it all went downhill from there. P.A. has more taste than this stuff. I was hoping for a halfway through the bowl, more flavor, but alas, it was not to be. It's very bland, nothing seemed to sing out about this blend to me. But someone out there must like it, cause it's still being made. I just wish I could've had a chance to taste the original blend, as a comparison.
Pipe Used: Captain Black Yeoman
Age When Smoked: 1 month
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Dec 01, 2017 Very Mild Medium to Strong Mild Tolerable
As usual, I hate giving blends bad reviews. In their own way, they all have value and usually *somebody* out there loves them--not to mention the love that went into creation.

So with that in mind, and all due respect, I have to say, "Wow, this blend is just terrible."

Here's my background: heavy smoker for 25 years, pipe smoker for 5 years, usually smoke nicotine-heavy blends from Gawith. I smoke about 10-12 bowls a day.

I bought this blend in my (still unsuccessful) search for an acceptable all-day smoke with medium nicotine (12 bowls of Kendal Dark a day really hurt my brain, even after all these years).

I really really wanted this blend to work. It seemed perfect based on all the reviews.

So here's the problem (and I've run into this on a lot of burley blends): This is actually an aromatic. I don't care if it's technically not an aromatic, it's still an aromatic. The tin reeks of cocoa and something else sharp and sweet (and definitely not natural). Honestly, this happens too often with blends that are marketed as non-aromatics. I'm not anti-aromatic, just you know, let people know about it.

I'd almost overlook it, but in this case, it's not the worst problem

The worst problem is: tada... PG up the wazoo.

After you smoke a bowl of this, your mouth will be coated with a slightly slick scum of PG. And during the smoke, the PG keeps you from really feeling the smoke in your mouth.

Seriously, what's up with all the PG in blends? I've blended and stored my own tobacco (including directly from leaf), never once had a mold or moisture problem. If I wanted to smoke PG, guys, I'd vape. I have vaped. It stinks, it's terrible. Please, oh gods of tobacco, stop putting PG in your darn blends.

But then, even without the PG, the taste is really sour, kinda like sweet cigarette ash. (And it's not that I don't like Burley, I smoke 4Noggins cube-cut blending burley often and it's delish.)

As for bite, it doesn't bite, it nips, just the lower lip and tip of the tongue. Bearable, but not desireable.

Here's something though,

The tin: beautiful. Gorgeous.

And the cut: really nice, not cube-cut, but like granola or Grape-Nuts.

Easy to pack, easy to burn, burns down nice. A little dottle and wetness left at the bottom, but nothing unreasonable. (For comparison, I can get 3-5 smokes in a row out of my Falcon pipe with Kendal Dark, and I get no more than 2 out of Ready-Rubbed; after that it's clogged and needs to get wiped out.)

In summary, disappointed, the search continues. I want my dry, medium-strength, tobacco tasting (or neutral tasting) all-day tobacco with no PG.

Pipe Used: Falcon, Cob Legend, Clay
PurchasedFrom: 4Noggins
Age When Smoked: New from tin
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