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
Apr 11, 2018 Medium Mild Mild Pleasant to Tolerable
Every Christmas for many years, I would go with my Dad down to the corner drugstore and buy two pouches of the original Edgeworth Ready Rubbed to give as my Christmas gift. I always loved the room note when Grandpa lit up his pipe.

I became a pipe smoker about four years ago and since then, always wondered about Grandpa's favorite tobacco.

I read the reviews and immediately bought a 14 ounce tin. I was gratified to see the solid metal, key-open pop lid on the tin, and happier still when I caught the first scent rising from the tin, although I smelled more fermented fruit than either cocoa or molasses. The cut is not, I repeat not cube cut... it's somewhere between short ribbon and granulated. Another reviewer said "grape nuts," and that's very apt.

And then the joy stopped.

In a fresh cobb, this stuff burns very well. Not too quickly, and it was at about the right moisture level straight from the tin. However, I could taste/feel the PG with the first light sip, and then the smoke bit the tip from my tongue. I tried it again today, and the experience was much better, although I'm a bit disappointed in the overall flatness of flavor I get here. I do not detect either molasses or cocoa, although the burley seems to be top notch and the Virginia makes a tiny, fresh, sweet contribution. I'm upgrading my rating to 2 stars, and have put the rest of the 14 ounce tin into a sealed glass jar. I'll revisit this next Easter to see if it has improved.
Pipe Used: Cobbs
PurchasedFrom: P&C
Age When Smoked: Fresh from 14 ounce tin
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Feb 22, 2018 Mild Mild Mild Pleasant
This is good for what it is, a simple Burley OTC mixture. It comes at perfect moisture level for smoking right out of the tub. Nicotine is low so it’s perfect to load up and smoke several times a day. It’s not complex so you don’t need to contemplate the smoke itself and therefor makes a perfect “chore tobacco” while running around doing “honey do’s”. All in all, it’s a good dumb reach and I’m glad I have it as an option. Everything about this tobacco is mild. My only complaint is that it burns too quick but I guess you could turn that into a pro as it makes a good quick smoke. I might try cutting it with some Brown Bogie to add some nicotine to the mix.

11-3-21 edit.

Well, I really wanted to like this one but the more I got familiar with it the less I liked it. My chemistry doesn't do well with it, leaves my mouth feeling "raw" and it's just very unsatisfying. All I can think about when I smoke this stuff is that I wish I had loaded something else instead. Good for what it is but not for me, I'll leave it at a neutral rating because it really is pretty good for what it is, I guess these OTC Burley blends just aren't for me.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Dec 25, 2018 Mild Mild Mild Tolerable
Lane Limited Ready Rubbed (LLRR) is a pretty straight forward simple tobacco. The pouch note is slightly sour and woody with the molasses and cocoa topping lightly coming through. The smoke is simple with zero complexity, which isn’t a bad thing most times. It is woody and slightly nutty with a chocolate overtone, there is also molasses which to me tastes like muted brown sugar. There is also a sour note in the smoke which must also come from the burley. I have read other reviews that claim there are Virginia’s in the blend but the tin description does not state that and I cannot taste them (that doesn’t mean they aren’t there I guess). Overall this is a good mindless smoke and is nice for two things in my opinion: First is when you are working and don’t have the ability to pay much mind to what you are smoking. 2nd, and maybe most important, it is GREAT to break in a new pipe as it builds up cake quickly and to me that sour note you get is very similar to new briar toasting, so you can mask that flavor if you so desire.
Pipe Used: Briar’s and cob’s
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jun 27, 2018 Mild to Medium Extremely Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable
Lane Limited RR

The course like cubes have a little moisture. I scooped/packed and added fire. It lights easily.

I mostly get a nutty, dry, burley taste. I sense a little wood, and a very minor amount of sweetness. I’m not sure if there’s a topping, because I don’t taste any.

It’s almost medium in body, with a light amount of nicotine. It burns at a moderate pace, and can get harsh, especially with quick puffs. As I got towards the bottom, it became steadily harsh. It left a burnt, dry aftertaste.

While there are other better burley blends, It’s not unpleasant. It’s a garden variety burley.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jul 19, 2017 Very Mild Mild Mild Pleasant to Tolerable
I got this one bc I liked the original when I bought it.

It's pretty much the same as the original blend, but is missing something. The cut is different for one thing. The burn is the same, but the flavor is lacking somehow. I bought 4 pouches of this, bc I was sure I'd like it. I'm not so sure anymore. In fact, I gave it away after smoking it it for a week.

If you never tried the old version, try this one. It's good on its own merit. I think I was expecting it to be perfectly the same. It does smoke well, and has a good flavor of burley and cocoa notes. Easy all day smoke.

After reading jimmy inks' review of a slightly newer incarnation, I am tempted to try it again soon. (The man knows his baccy) I really did like the original, it was kinda like PA with more chest hair.
Pipe Used: A bunch
PurchasedFrom: Pipes and cigars
Age When Smoked: Fresh
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
May 19, 2016 Mild to Medium Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable
I smoked the ERR in college in the early 70's. I tried the ERR match blend and was underwhelmed. Given the reviews of this product I was eager to try it. (I called the factory and inquired about smaller packaging. Nix.) LRR was also a disappointment. I'm not going to claim to remember every nuance from 40+ years ago, but this product isn't even a suggestion (my opinion). The color seems darker, the tobacco has a sharp dried fruit smell. I found it on the hot side as well. On the plus side it does have a pleasant room note. Maybe it needs to breath?
Pipe Used: Various
PurchasedFrom: Smoking Pipes
Age When Smoked: New
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