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angeles99

Scotch whiskey - glutened??

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Hi all,

I have been gluten free for around 2months now after being diagnosed with celiac disease. I think I may have just been glutened - I had a sip of Chevas Regal Blended Scotch Whiskey while catching up with some old friends. For some reason my brain was switched off and I wasn't even thinking about gluten despite being so meticulous when it comes to my food.  I don't normally drink.... 

 

Does anyone have any experience or knowledge on this particular drink?

 

Thank you.

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According to information I was supplied with when I was first diagnosed, the gluten in whiskey is removed in the distilling process, so it shouldn't be a problem.  Is it possible you could have been contaminated from something else?


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Distilling removes the gluten.  At least that is what the literature says.  But I know some folks who stick to things like potato vodka to be on the safe side.  I have never had any glutening issues with bourbons.

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Any alcohol can be hard on your gut when you are still healing.  Two months into the gluten-free diet might not be long enough for you to handle alcohol.  I do not think you were glutened.  No worries about the about the whiskey, but I would worry about a dirty old bar glass that has been washed and dunked in rinse water by hand.  I ask for a glass ran through the dishwasher or a to-go cup.  A crowded bar on a Saturday night, ugh!  I worked as a bar maid in college.  Corners are cut when it is super busy.  Dunking glasses may get rid of germs, but not gluten from beer.  


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