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Lane Bulk BS-005

BS-005 is the richest Latakia blend that Lane Limited ever made. It was taken off the market a number of years ago, but through the efforts of Leonard Wortzel, it's back! Lane Limited has never made a tobacco with this much Latakia in it, so if you want a full-bodied, cool-smoking Latakia blend at a very reasonable price, BS-005 is it! 

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Lane Limited BS-005 Bulk Shipping Constraints
Per OZ Backordered Notify $3.34
Lane Limited BS-005 1.75oz Tin Shipping Constraints
1.75 Ounce Tin In Stock $11.10
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Overall Rating 4.75 out of 5 Based on 28 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “Lane Bulk BS-005”

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5 out of 5
50-year Lane tobacco smoker
ive been a devoted Lane smoker for over fifty years and I found the BS-005 to be good as a Virginia base goes, however my first love is Burley. I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys the Virginia base tobacco.
5 out of 5
good service, delivered in a few days, can't compain.
5 out of 5
Balkan Bill
Great Latakia aroma. A fine Balkan blend.
3 out of 5
The tobacco was very damp. Burned very hot. Tongue bite.
5 out of 5
Lane BS-005
Price is reasonable. Good mixture, free of flavors that seem to be the preferred smoke of the moderns.
5 out of 5
Best I've ever had!!!
I may have more different kinds of tobacco than most stores. I really like variety. This is the very best that I have tried. I have learned something else that has made pipe smoking far more enjoyable. For years I read that you should put a small amount in the bowl and pack it down. Then add and pack again. What I recently learned, is that the packing should be gentle all the way. If the pipe draws hard before it is lit, you have packed it too hard...
4 out of 5
Not preferred
For latikia lovers nothing works these days not even straight latikia.
5 out of 5
Excellent customer service, and great
Excellent customer service, and great tobacco!!
5 out of 5
Another fine Lane blend
This is a great English/Latakia blend for those of us who enjoy these in our rotation. Smooth, no bite, burns clean. The smokiness doesn't dissapoint when the urge for this change of pace arises. Check it out!
5 out of 5
Bulk & Tin
a great bulk and tin blend esp. if you enjoy Latakia good all day smoke
5 out of 5
Lat-Bomb Anyone?
I purchased 5oz of Lane BS-005 based on the first part of the first sentence within P&C's description of the tobacco, "This is the richest Latakia blend that Lane ever made..". Boy they weren't kidding! Lane BS-005 = LAT-BOMB! The tobacco was a tad bit dry but still smokeable. The mixture of Oriental, Virginia and Latakia is just right in my opinion. I will be reordering in bulk many more times to come.
5 out of 5
Nice English Blend!
This was my first foray into English blends and it's quite good. a very pleasant smoke if you want to get away from the aromatics. Completely agree with the positive reviewers.
5 out of 5
Savory and Delicious
A lovely latakia blend. A joy to smoke.
5 out of 5
Tobacco Service
Good tobacco, fast delivery. Overall P&C is a great place to shop.
5 out of 5
Light English
I usually like my Heavy English blend in the evening to finish the night. This blend is light enough for me to enjoy in the morning with that first double espresso.
5 out of 5
I've been smoking Lane BS-005 for over thirty years (except for the brief hiatus effected by Reynolds when it bought out Lane). Russ Oullette came up with a blend that was close, but we know where that is going thanks to Gummint Leprechauns (that's Leprechaun in the true sense: meaning "gremlin" or "demon").
5 out of 5
Great smoke
5 out of 5
The Best Latakia
An "English" tobacco par excellence. It is reasonably priced. The only competition for quality is Benjamin Hartwell Chesdin Mixture (put out by Aldis distributor), but the price per tin (no bulk offered) is horrendous beyond all reason — unbelievable!
5 out of 5
Good start to the day
Definitely in my rotation with the first cup of morning coffee.
5 out of 5
lane bs-005
I prefer lane hgl to this as it is a little less latakia. If it is blended with some 1q i like it just fine. I have been looking for a cheaper substitute for Frog Morton... I am still looking!
3 out of 5
I generally buy Captain Black,and this does not compare .
5 out of 5
lane bs-005
It's a good tobacco , , but not quite chunky enough for me .
5 out of 5
great price for a great lat lovers english
this stuff is awesome!!!! deep spicy, smokey at a price that cant be beat .even if this was lanes most expensive blends people would flock to it, but it can be had for the cost of some of the low quality value tobacco.
5 out of 5
great buy!
very fine and relaxing!!
4 out of 5
Great Value
I smoke mostly burleys and virginias but like a English blend now and then.This has plenty of lat and a nice hint of sweetness.A bit one dimensional but a good smoke and great price.I will be buying more of this in the future.Glad they brought this back from the dead.
5 out of 5
Bulk Tobacco
BS-005 is a great and inexpensive blend.
5 out of 5
Tinned or Bulk This Is Great!
I was introduced to BS-005 in the tin. It was the first time Lane was offering their venerable English bulk blend (that I had ignored for years) in tins, so I figured I'd give it a try. I was pleasantly surprised that BS-005 is a really great, basic, all day English. It's not remarkable or unique and new. But it's just a no-nonsense, relatively light bodied English blend that should not be ignored just because it's mass produced, available by the pound, with an appropriately no-nonsense name. I recently gave about an ounce of the one pound bag I bought to a new pipe smoker friend of mine, who asked about pipe tobacco other than his old standard "Cherry Blend" from years ago. I mentioned the broad category of English blends and handed him a baggie of BS-005 as his starting point. He loaded up a cheap pipe that he bought from me, lit it up and started puffing away. He was instantly pleased with the taste, the aroma, and suddenly knew what he had been missing. BS-005 is straight forward, reliable and GREAT!!
4 out of 5
For Lat Lovers
I could smell it through the packaging when I got it. No drying needed. If you like Latakia, you will not be disappointed. It tastes of wood, pepper and cardboard. I could only detect the Virgina's and orientals on retrohale. I have smoked straight Latakia before but found it was lacking, for the lack of a better word, sweetness. This blend addresses some those deficiencies. Lane 005 smoked down to a fine ash without a hint of gurgle or tongue bite. In my opinion an overlooked gem from this respected producer of pipe tobacco.
Customer Testimonials
I'm a Latakia affecionato and this blend lives up to its reputation for being smooth and rich. It has earned a spot in my rotation. Can't go wrong with this one if you love Latakia.
Very mild English blend. Ideal for the beginner. Great room note that will please the ladies. An all day smoke. Recommend. Great price.
Bought along other english blends, this one was the "lightest", pretty decent IMO and I would recommend it for a first try on the english style, not overwhelming like others.
Good smoke! The Lat. really hits you in the nose when you open the bag but it smokes smooth and cool. I think the Orientals are what I like most in this blend. Very tasty.
Has a lot of flavor compared to the Hgl which is also good just not as strong as the BS-005 this smokes very cool and also works with a strong cup of black coffee.
BRAVO(applause).. complete satisfaction from packing to tapping it out to load again. also my wife and daughter didn't mind the smell either so thats always a winner in my house .... if your getting this then get lane 1Q also both are winners
After about 10 bowls of this I am neglecting my aromatics. It is a very robust earthy smoky flavor. Easy to smoke. Clean on the palate. But it punches you in the face with robustivity (I made up this word). Nuff said! $15 a Pound get out a here!
I usually smoke Lane BCA or 1Q, but have been trying other blends lately. I bought BS-005 (Lane really ought to explain where they get these names from!) and will be buying it again. I do not have the Knowledge or taste buds to describe fruit and nuts of a flavor, but it is a step in strength above my usual blends and has an enjoyable flavor. I like it better than EMP or Nightcap. Stays lit, burns to a fine ash. Good Smoke.
I was looking for an all day English blend and of course I was sucked in by this awesome deal where I would get a free pipe if I bought a pound of tobacco. So needless to say I got some and Lane has hit this on the mark! If your lookin for an all day English buying anything short of a pound is pure madness! Cool and rich from beginning to end and mild to medium for all day smoking.
This is a really good blend. No bite. I enjoy the Latakia blends more in cooler weather. This is good now (summer) but I expect it to be great later in the fall and winter.