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I'm very confused about vodka. Is it gluten free or not? My sister was diagnosed with Celiac over 10 years ago and swears only potato vodka is safe. I was just diagnosed 2 months ago. Everything I read about vodka is ...conflicting. Maybe my sister is going off old information...?

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They say all distrilled liquour is gluten-free because of the triple distillation process.

I personally really like Luksusowa vodka. It's made from potatoes and has won some impressive taste awards. Look for the red label and confusing name.

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It is generally accepted that distilled spirits are gluten-free, since the gluten molecule is too large and heavy to be vaporized. Nevertheless, some very sensitive celiacs report reacting to grain-alcohol spirits. Fragments of the molecule could get into the distillate, and cause a reaction in those people. I can drink whisky without issue.

There are potato vodkas available. Smirnoff is made from corn, which is not a gluten grain.

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Bambora is a brand out of Australia, and it's made from grapes, not grain. And it's not as expensive as potato vodka usually is.

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As Peter said, all distilled liquor is supposed to be gluten-free - but I've had people quickly jump on me to tell me about their reactions, so I guess super-sensitive Celiacs need to be careful. I really like Tito's - it's made in Texas, and is now being marketed as gluten-free (which makes me mad, given that all liquor is supposed to be - but maybe even super sensitive folks can have it). I just happen to really like it, and it's not expensive!

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I drink Cold River vodka - made in Maine from potatoes.

I've reacted to Sake in the past, which (at the least the kind I tried) uses barley early in the process (before distillation). Super-sensitives do need to be careful.

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I drink Cold River vodka - made in Maine from potatoes.

I've reacted to Sake in the past, which (at the least the kind I tried) uses barley early in the process (before distillation). Super-sensitives do need to be careful.

In addition to Cold River's regular vodka, they also have a very good blueberry vodka. Slightly off topic, but they also have a potato gin, which makes an excellent G&T!

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