March 2021

Illusione to distribute Amendola cigars. Recently Illusione took over distribution for Cavalier Geneve, and now it adds Amendola Cigars to its distribution portfolio. Both nationally, and internationally. For many European countries, Illusione works with Davidoff. It is not clear if Davidoff will distribute Amendola cigars in those territories.

Amendola cigars

The New York native Jeffrey Amendola has his roots in law enforcement. It’s during his days as a police officer that he got into the cigar hobby. He’s not the only New York law enforcement officer turned cigar manufacturer. Protocol Cigars Juan Cancel shares that background. When Amendola went to Ybor City in 2012 he learned how to blend and roll cigars. It led to the opening of a small shop and factory in North Carolina. It was a logical step to create a brand bearing the name of his family. That step led to Amendola Family Cigar Company in 2017.

In a press release, Jeffrey Amendola says: “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 are to honor 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.”

Brian Motola, Director of Sales of Illusione Cigars stated:” I have known Jeffrey and Chris for a long while. These gentlemen have worked hard to create exceptionally good cigar brands, I feel confident that Amendola Cigars will fit perfectly within the Illusione portfolio of products.”

About Amendola Cigars

Amendola Cigars was established in 2017. First-generation cigar blender and roller Jeffrey Amendola combined his passion for cigars with his Italian family heritage to create Amendola Cigars. Together with business partner and best friend, Christopher Monaco, Amendola Cigars boast a series of brands cigar that proudly represent their Italian American heritage.

 Up until recently, Amendola Cigars were made at Tabacalera Kafie/San Jeronimo in Danli, Honduras. But production moved to Esteli, Nicaragua. To Tabacalera La Zona and Tabacos Valle de Jalapa. Most Illusione cigars come from Tabacos Valle de Jalapa as well.


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  1. Still waiting for those Illusione’s to emerge in Belgium … if you know a store, please let me know

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