About Our Family
Amendola Family Cigar Co. is based out of Durham, N.C., which has a rich and prosperous Tobacco History. Amendola’s cigars are handmade in the Durham, N.C. factory with aged Cuban seed tobacco, as well as a cigar factory in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and Esteli Nicaragua.
We pride ourselves in the quality of tobacco we use which is grown in regions such as the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Nicaragua, and The state of CT.” Our master roller, Juan Francisco Santana, has 30 yrs experience in the industry and has a reputation for rolling the most flavorful blends tobacco has to offer."
When the two of us get together to blend a cigar we create an unforgettable experience.” The Amendola Family is the manufacturer behind, “Bull City Cigar Co”, “The Smoking Gunn” private label, and “Sam’s Quick Shop (and Bottle Shop) Private label cigar lines. At Amendola Family Cigar Co. we are driven by our passion to create premium cigars and pride ourselves in being loyal to meet the arduous standards it takes to create a quality product. “Passion driven, Loyalty Made.”
A Word From Our Founder
“I have always been fascinated with the history of cigars and how they are made. The smell, the texture, the tobacco leaf, the history, and the culture are all fascinating to me. The infatuation with cigars started out as a hobby. I remember watching cigars being made in a factory in the Bronx, N.Y. near where I grew up as a kid. There were piles of fresh tobacco everywhere and I would watch them create amazing cigars. Cigar rolling is an art form and takes dedication, talent, and skill.
"My interest in cigars created a bigger monster, collecting cigar boxes! In 2010, I decided to put my fascination and love for cigars into action and started my own cigar manufacturing business! I want the cigar smokers in my community and beyond to experience a fresh hand rolled cigar without having to go to Cuba, The Dominican Republic, or cities like Miami to enjoy a fresh hand rolled cigar."
"My mentors in life always encouraged me to do my best at whatever I put my hand to and to do it with passion and integrity. My mission is to give you an unforgettable experience the moment you light up an Amendola Family Cigar: The best cigars in the world".
Thank you for taking the time to experience my world. From my family to yours, Salute!
– Jeff Amendola, The Cigar Boss