El Amparo is a pure single rum from Ecuador, produced in the city of Jipijapa, in the Manabí province, from a variety of sugar cane that is commonly called Cubana Negra.


While aguardiente is produced in many South American countries, Ecuador has a long history of distillation that remains locally enjoyed undiscovered until recently by the global market.

This bottling to celebrate 60 years of experience over three generations of the Zorilla family and share their beautiful spirit with the world.

El Amparo means “shelter” in English. The name was coined by Gonzalo Almanzor Zorrilla Toala, the maternal grandfather of Carlos Baque Zorrilla. Carlos is the current owner of the distillery and third generation in his family to carry on the production of this beautiful liquid.


El Amparo
Carlos Baque Zorrilla