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So last night, I drank one glass of MacAllan's single malt scotch. I've read dozens of places that celiacs can enjoy scotch, and that it is gluten free, despite its barley origins.

Well. Apparently not.

Within 10 minutes of consumption, I had sinus drainage and my voice dropped half an octave. Then today, I've had a stomachache. We'll see if it gets any worse in the next few days, but I will never drink scotch again.

Anyone else here have a reaction?

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My hubs and I both grew up as scotch drinkers. I am drinking scotch right now. Hubs no longer touches the stuff (or most alcohol) as it gives him terrible sinus inflammation followed by sinus infection (he has had sinus problems most of his life, had several courses of densensitization for various allergies, etc., etc.). Even if I put some white wine in a sauce it sets him off. So some of us can handle distilled spiritis without problem; and other alcohols (this goes for distilled vinegars too), and others of us cannot.

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Redbreast got me once, which is a pot still Irish whiskey. I'm not even super-sensitive so I was really scratching my head at that one. I've never reacted to Scotch.

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That's interesting. I've never thought of myself as extremely sensitive (I don't really react to CC--can eat things made in a shared fryer without getting sick), but for some reason, scotch really messed with my stomach the next day.

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I love the stuff and have never had a problem. :)

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That's interesting. I've never thought of myself as extremely sensitive (I don't really react to CC--can eat things made in a shared fryer without getting sick), but for some reason, scotch really messed with my stomach the next day.

I'm going to get this tattooed - all that's evil, is not gluten. Could be another reason it didn't agree with you?

Stop eating out of shared fryers! Even if you don't feel bad, it can still be damaging you and making antibodies.

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I seem to have problems with distilled gluten grains. I can't guarantee that it is a gluten reaction, of course. Not everything is gluten. I also have problems with items processed in shared facilities. I can't see how a distillation of a gluten grain can be done in a facility that isn't shared. I have also seen how some of my lab mates do distillations. I am a chemist. It is not always a perfect process. I am a super sensitive celiac.

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That's interesting. I've never thought of myself as extremely sensitive (I don't really react to CC--can eat things made in a shared fryer without getting sick), but for some reason, scotch really messed with my stomach the next day.

Shared fryers?? :blink: well, gee....you gotta stop doing that!

otherwise, you are not really a GlutenFree Austinite :unsure:

It's doing damage whether you "get sick" or not. Maybe you should read some more about celiac and how this works?

and just wondering....did you happen to eat from a shared fryer the same week you drank the scotch?? just sayin... :unsure:

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It was definitely not a normal reaction. But I had consumed gluten earlier in the week and was still recovering from that. I know, of course, that all that hurts me is not gluten. I am young and still learning all about celiac. I read a lot of seemingly paranoid things on the Internet and have many questions of my own, so I have come here. None of my family has celiac so I don't really have anyone to ask.

I don't eat out of shared fryers often, and do try to avoid if possible. :)

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No need to be paranoid, kiddo ;) That's not good for recovery.

Yes, the internet overflows with misinformation, :rolleyes: but there are some places where you can get good information, too. (hint, hint) :)

We can help. Read about celiac from RELIABLE and CREDIBLE sources.

Maybe your gut is still healing and cannot take scotch right now.

I had to give up drinking the good stuff for a long time until my gut healed and even now, I can't have what I used to. (which is probably a good thing.) :lol:

None of my family has celiac either (well, they probably do, but I am the FIRST to be DXed) and these people on here were an invaluable resource for me. ;)

EDITED TO ADD: UM, I just read in another thread that you are STILL in HIGH SCHOOL?? What the heck are you doing drinking scotch??!! :huh:

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To clear any concerns up, I only drink at home or under the supervision of my parents. In my state, Texas, it is legal for kids ages 17 and up to drink in public IF parents are present, and at home with parental consent/presence. So don't worry.

I'm definitely not paranoid about it....honestly, I only asked because I know a few who can't tolerate scotch, and it seems I'm one of those. I try to stay to reliable sources...I actually saw the question posed on here first.

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