Amendola Family Cigar Co. has announced a new distribution deal with Illusione Cigars. Through this new partnership, Amendola Family Cigar Co. will be able to reach Illusione Cigars’ wide net of retailers across the U.S. and internationally, giving more cigar smokers access to these premium cigars.
Jeffrey Amendola launched Amendola Family Cigar Co. in 2017. Previously, Amendola served as a police officer who had a passion for cigars. He traveled to Ybor City in 2012 where he learned how to blend and roll premium cigars under the direction of Odelma Matos. In 2011, he opened a small factory and tobacco retail store in Durham, N.C. Later, he created his own brand and named it after what he cherishes the most, his family.
“I am grateful every day to my grandparents who arrived in the United States from Italy, penniless, and created a better life for us. Amendola cigars was created in honor of them and my Italian heritage. Together with my business partner and best friend, Christopher Monaco, we look forward to working closely with the Illusione Cigars team to further expose our story and Amendola Cigars to the smoking public,” Amendola commented in a press release.