Ruddy “El Macizo” Ruiz will host special events throughout Spain, Switzerland and Germany in the coming month of June 2015. Make sure to join him as he’s ready to share wisdom on his two biggest passions; tobacco and baseball!

Ruddy was born in Estelí, Nicaragua, in 1984. He comes from a family of three generations of tabaqueros, so it’s fair to say the leaf is in his DNA. At a very young age, he learned the art of rolling a great cigar from the hands of his grandparents and mother, all of whom were part of the legendary group of torcedores at Joya de Nicaragua in the early the 70’s.

After studying Agricultural Engineering, in 1998 Ruddy began crafting cigars. After some years of practice, he followed his family tradition in 2005 and gained the bonchero rank at our prestigious factory, which is also known in Esteli as the “University of Tobacco”. Since then, with his extroverted personality, the dexterity of his hands, his skills with the “chaveta” and his passion for blending tobaccos, Ruddy has risen quickly to become one of Joya de Nicaragua’s Maestros Torcedores.

For the last half decade, thanks to his unique and authentically nicaraguan rolling style, Ruddy has become Joya de Nicaragua’s top spokesperson, performing cigar rolling demonstrations in more than 100 national and regional events, including the 3rd and 4th International Nicaraguan Tobacco Festival “Puro Sabor”.

This artist of the Nicaraguan Puro will share with the european cigar aficionados the secrets of our tobacco…. and also, a little of his beaseball wisdom!

About his style

Ruddy has developed a unique cigar rolling style, derived from the carrugado and semi-entubado techniques. His focus is to identify new and interesting flavor notes that showcase the pleasure of the smoke, with particular attention to the body and sweetness of the tobacco. For Ruddy, the key to crafting a great cigar is the delicate handling of the tobaccos and an overflow of passion: “I feel very proud to work with nicaraguan tobacco, especially the one grown in Esteli, because the character of this tobacco is also a reflection of my people’s character: strong, robust, with body and plenty of flavor!”

About strength, Ruddy says: “I consider myself an adventurous person, fan of extreme sports from an early age. I like bull riding and I’ve always had a preference for stronger things, like intense flavors and fuller body. That’s also how I like my tobacco!”


Tour Dates and Locations


Jun. 01, 2015 | Sabadell

Jun. 02, 2015 | Tabacs 168 | París 160, Barcelona.

Jun. 03, 2015 | Tabacs 305 | Llull 233, Barcelona.

Jun. 04, 2015 | Tabacs 184 | Balmer 116, Barcelona.

Jun. 05, 2015 | Tabacs 128 | Av. Catedral 1, Barcelona.

For more information on these events, please contact our exclusive distributor in Spain: / +34 695 439 989.


Jun. 08, 2015 | Tabac Besson | Rue de Bourg 22, Lausanne | 10:00am

Jun. 09, 2015 | Casa La Corona | Brunnenwiesenstrasse 4 , Uster | 4:30pm

Jun. 10, 2015 | Casa Colonial Bar | Damsaustrasse 10, Neuenhof | 4:30pm

Jun. 11, 2015 | Manuel’s | Löwenstrasse 12, Zürich | 4:30pm

Jun. 12, 2015 | Cuba Club Vaduz | Städtle 29, Vaduz | 4:30pm

For more information on these events, please contact our exclusive distributor in Switzerland: / +46-733 343032.


Jun. 15, 2015 | Minow´s Tabakdepot | Bahnhofstr 56, Berlin | 12:00pm

Jun. 16, 2015 | Smokers Corner | Beckergrube 80, Lübeck | 4:00pm

Jun. 17, 2015 | Zigarren & Pfeiffenhaus  | Lavesstr 71, Hannover | 12:00pm

Jun. 18, 2015 | Cigarren Ullrich | Oberstr 126, Neuss | 3:30pm

Jun. 19, 2015 | Cigarworld Lounge | Burghofstr. 28, Düsseldorf | 3:00pm

Jun. 20, 2015 | House of Cigars | Wallstr. 10, Duisburg | 12:00pm

Jun. 22, 2015 | Barbarino | Altmarkgallerie EG, Webergasse 1, Dresden | 2:00pm

Jun. 23, 2015 | Zigarrenhaus Riegler | Hauptstr. 21, Höchstadt | 4:00pm

Jun. 24, 2015 | Zigarren Baumert | Centrum am Markt, Kehl | 7:00pm

Jun. 25, 2015 | Markus Reck | Neustadt 527, Landshut | 12:00pm

Jun. 26, 2015 | Schiemann | Am Pulverl 6, Ingolstadt | 4:00pm

For more information on these events, please contact our exclusive distributor in Germany: / +49 5223 163-0.