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I am perusing "The Gluten-Free Bible" and it indicates that a gluten-free person cannot have "alcoholic beverages made from cereal grains such as whiskey, vodka, gin ..." Is that accurate?

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I am perusing "The Gluten-Free Bible" and it indicates that a gluten-free person cannot have "alcoholic beverages made from cereal grains such as whiskey, vodka, gin ..." Is that accurate?

NOPE! One of the many inaccuracies in that book.

All distilled alcohol beverages are considered gluten free, regardless of the source.

(although there are some here that may be sensitive to the grains in the alcohol - but generally it's accepted to be safe for most Celiac)

http://www.celiac.com/articles/222/1/Gluten-Free-Alcoholic-Beverages/Page1.html

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I have heard there are problems with that book.

" Real" Vodka should be made from potatoes. That's what I always thought. Gluten is a big molecule, so, in distilling, it should be too big and heavy to rise up in the steam. A few of the more sensitive folks have a problem with it. But the majority, are fine.

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When I was originally diagnosed I thought that I would have to give up malt whisky. Thankfully, the distillation does indeed work and I have no issues with it. My favourite is Highland Park from Orkney.

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Good heavens no! I'd be flat on my back if that were the case! :ph34r: :ph34r: :ph34r::P

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I have heard there are problems with that book.

" Real" Vodka should be made from potatoes. That's what I always thought. Gluten is a big molecule, so, in distilling, it should be too big and heavy to rise up in the steam. A few of the more sensitive folks have a problem with it. But the majority, are fine.

I like Tito's - made from corn from TX. There's one from Hawaii made from sugar cane and I want to try it.

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Smirnoff is made from corn, or it was in the past. Haven't checked in a long time.

richard

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I have given up enough... first I quit smoking, then had to go gluten free. I refuse to give up my whiskey. Thank goodness I don't have to!

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I like Tito's - made from corn from TX. There's one from Hawaii made from sugar cane and I want to try it.

Are you thinking of Koloa Rum? It's made from sugar cane from the island of Kauai. It is amazing, I bought some when I was on my honeymoon their last july. I need to find out if they sell in on the mainland or if I have to get it shipped. Or is there a sugar cane vodka I don't know about?

The website is here http://www.koloarum.com/

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NOPE! One of the many inaccuracies in that book.

I only spent another five or ten minutes looking at that book before I was offended at the misinformation. The typos were bad enough, but telling people that rice can be dangerous? There were a whole handful of things in that arena that I dismissed immediately and don't even recall now. Plus, the classic fallacies like caramel color having gluten were mentioned as well. I think it's harmful for that book to still be published.

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I react to gluten-distilled alcohols. I don't know about whiskey or gin, but Smirnoff, Chopin, Ciroc, Pinnacle vodkas are gluten free. If you like rum as well, most are gluten free.

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