Gins That Stand Out. 5 Independent Gin Brands to Know - Lassou Blog

Have you noticed that there is a hell of a lot of gin out there? It can take years to try them all and find something really worth sipping. Fortunately, you have Lassou, a marketplace for independent brands that are doing things a bit differently. Here are 5 gin brands that stand out in a crowded gin market and bring something new to the table. Check them out and order a bottle of great tasting-gin.

Kokoro Gin

Kokoro Gin is a Japanese-inspired gin created with organic Sansho berries, which are hand-picked in the Afan Woodland in the Japanese Alps. The berries are picked by hand at the start of the season when they are at their freshest, flash froze and packed in dry ice back to the UK, where along with 7 other botanicals they are distilled into Kokoro gin and gin liqueurs.

The Sansho berry is a star of the Kokoro gin. This small berry is what gives Kokoro its distinctive flavour. A citrusy zing balanced by a warm and peppery finish. It’s the soul of the forest, at the heart of our gin.

10% of the profit from every bottle sold goes back to the Afan Woodland Trust to protect this beautiful forest in the Japanese Alps.

Except for the smooth and delicate Kokoro London Dry Gin, the range of tantalizing gin liqueurs is available. 

Kokoro Gin - Shop on Lassou

Shop Kokoro Gin

Brighton Gin

Brighton Gin is a true spirit of Brighton. This is a handcrafted gin made born of a passion for gin, and a passion for the place: unusual, fun-loving, open-minded, fiercely independent and ethically conscious.

Every bottle of Brighton Gin is filled, waxed and labelled by hand by the friends-and-family team, and is the UK’s first vegan-certified gin, including not only the liquid but the packaging, label gum and wax top.

Our gin is produced ethically and sustainably, and the brand contributes positively to the community it is rooted in.

Brighton Gin's botanicals include lime and milk thistle and make a deeply refreshing Gin & Tonic.

Brighton Gin - Shop on Lassou

Shop Brighton Gin 

Warner’s Gin

Warner's gins are all about passion for nature and love of the land. Only natural, sustainably sourced ingredients, with many of them grown within the farm’s botanical garden and the farm’s own natural spring water are used to produce Warner's gins. Because real tastes better!

We began with the things that matter most and a dream to save the world from mediocre gin. We ended up stripping the industry back to its roots: we became gin farmers.

Warner's gins range is bursting with award-winning spirits. Discover their all-natural gins on Lassou and drink different!

Warner's Gin - Buy on Lassou

Shop Warner's Gin


Nuet Aquavit was founded in 2018 in Oslo, Norway. The mission of the brand is to “share the Scandinavian moments with people all over the world, through the best aquavit products ever made”.

Starting as a small startup, just in two years Nuet Aquavit was acknowledged by the coveted London Spirits Competition as “the world’s first aquavit that serves as a proper premium gin substitute”, and just recently they made history, as the first aquavit to ever win an award in the gin-category of an international spirits contest, when they took silver in the Nordic Spirits Awards.

If you have ver been looking for a great gin substitute, try Nuet. This is a Dry made from potato-based spirit and botanicals, including caraway, blackcurrant, and grapefruit peel. Perfect sipped neat as well as with tonic and a slice of grapefruit peel.

Nuet Aquavit - Shop on Lassou

Shop Nuet

Tarsier Spirit

Are you ready to try the spirit of adventure? Tarsier gins are here for you!  Tarsier is the expert on all things Southeast Asia and an ethical brand that aims to save the tarsier primate from being critically endangered.

Tarsier was inspired by a backpacking adventure in Asia There two friends, Tim and Sherwin met the tarsier and experienced South Asian culture.

From the adventure of a lifetime to years of flavour experimentation, the opening of our own distillery, and the launch of the first product in our portfolio of Southeast Asian-inspired spirits. We realized our dream by following our own path.

Tarsier Spirit - Shop on Lassou
Shop Tarsier

GinIndependent makers

Leave a comment

All comments are moderated before being published