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#1 julirama723

 
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Posted 01 November 2008 - 01:13 PM

I can't seem to find what exactly SKYY Vodka is made from. The company website says it's distilled from grain, but WHAT grain? Wheat or corn?
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#2 Lisa

 
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Posted 01 November 2008 - 01:28 PM

I don't know the answer to your question, but this might help:
http://www.celiac.co...ages/Page1.html
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#3 julirama723

 
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Posted 01 November 2008 - 02:33 PM

I don't know the answer to you question, but this might help:
http://www.celiac.co...ages/Page1.html


Thanks, Momma Goose! :)

I've actually read through that before, and it's VERY interesting, in fact, it's sort of the reason I am curious. I went out last night, and today my insides feel absolutely horrible (aching, cramping, diarrhea.) I did not get horribly drunk, and this is not a hangover. I drank vodka, which is of course is gluten-free, but in that thread, I remember reading about people who had a reaction to alcohol distilled from grain, regardless of gluten content.

I'm just trying to figure out what would have caused such a bad reaction. It could be mixing brands of vodka. (We went to 4 places, and all 4 carried different brands of vodka, oy vey.) I drank Tito's, Smirnoff (which are both made from corn), Skyy, and Absolut. I don't think it was the Skyy, since I had that first and felt fine. I drank the Absolut last, and for some reason, I took a sip of it, and didn't want to drink it anymore.

Anyway, I'm just trying to find the culprit...

Has anyone had similar experiences?
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Posted 01 November 2008 - 02:38 PM

but in that thread, I remember reading about people who had a reaction to alcohol distilled from grain, regardless of gluten content.



Yes, there are some sensitive people here that do react to grain based distilled alcohol. Raven, where are you???

This might tell you: http://www.skyy.com/
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#5 Jenny (AZ via TX)

 
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Posted 01 November 2008 - 03:24 PM

Don't know about Skyy, but Chopin Vodka is distilled from potatoes.
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#6 julirama723

 
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Posted 01 November 2008 - 05:07 PM

I'm not able to buy Chopin here (I live in a very small town right now) but was able to find Luksusowa, which is made from potatoes as well.

I checked the Skyy website, and while it was very glitzy, I couldn't find any real information. :(
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Posted 01 November 2008 - 05:38 PM

did you have any flavored vodkas? sometimes flavorings added have gluten in them. and i remember reading somewhere that flavored absolut is bad for celiacs. but don't quote me, i'm not sure if that is 100% true, just an idea.
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#8 julirama723

 
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Posted 02 November 2008 - 06:59 AM

Nope, no flavorings. My only thought is the cranberry juice, though I don't know why it would contain gluten. (HFCS yes, yuckkkkkkk.)
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Posted 02 November 2008 - 09:29 AM

Ugh- considering I have been glutened by OJ, nothing would surprise me but I know I stick with corn or potatoe vodkas (Smirnoff, Chopin). But another thought occurred to me- CC either in a glass that wasn't clean or a beverage nozzle. You figure with many different alcohols in a bar, it's a possibility?

Hope you feel better!
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Posted 03 November 2008 - 06:19 AM

Skky Vodka is advertised as being gluten free, it's derived from Corn. It says so on their website..you just have to search a bit for it
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#11 julirama723

 
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Posted 03 November 2008 - 07:03 AM

Thanks modiddly 16!

I could find that it was distilled from Midwestern grain, but couldn't find if it was corn or wheat. Thanks for the info!

This is the 3rd day of me being sick from whatever I had on Friday, this is crazy.
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Posted 03 November 2008 - 02:08 PM

Yes, there are some sensitive people here that do react to grain based distilled alcohol. Raven, where are you???

This might tell you: http://www.skyy.com/

Hello Momma Goose. Long time no speak. The potato Vodka is the best Vodka, but be careful they don't add anything back in. The industry has come up with so many flavors for hard liquer that you can't tell what they use to flavor it with. Distilling should kill the gluten protein, but if they add a glutenous substance back in then it defeats the purpose.
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Posted 04 November 2008 - 03:54 AM

Yes, there are some sensitive people here that do react to grain based distilled alcohol. Raven, where are you???

This might tell you: http://www.skyy.com/



Raven's computer crashed big time, I am back now with my old comp but a virgin system.

I do react to the gluten grain distilled vodkas and also the grain distilled vinagers. It is not the norm though as most do tolerate. For me it is obviously a gluten reaction because it will cause a DH outbreak followed by the usual I got glutened symptoms.
What I do with any alcohol I question, or anything else for that matter is to challenge. I have some everyday for a week and watch for a reaction. Then if I have no reaction to the item it is added into my diet.
It would be hard to say if the reaction the OP is talking about is from the vodka or from CC issues. There is nothing wrong with being a loyal ______ drinker. Find one or two brands that you tolerate and then when you go out drink only those brands.
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