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Drinking Scotch Whisky With Malt
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I have just been diagnosed as a celiac and I was wondering if anybody knows if I can still drink scotch whisky with malt in it. Such as Chivas Regal or Glenfiddich. I am having difficulty find any information about what happens when the malt is added.

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I have just been diagnosed as a celiac and I was wondering if anybody knows if I can still drink scotch whisky with malt in it. Such as Chivas Regal or Glenfiddich. I am having difficulty find any information about what happens when the malt is added.

All distilled spirits are Gluten Free.

The protein does not pass over during distillation.

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

Best Regards,

David

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Although beware of some blends. I have heard, but not verified, that some companies put in a bit of undistilled mash to balance the flavor between batches.

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I drink quite a bit of single malt and have never had a reaction.

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My gut tells me differently. I've gotten violent gluten reactions from scotch.

There are some of us who will react to even distilled gluten grains. I also am one of them. If someone is newly diagnosed IMHO it is best to be completely healed before trying them. Chances are you will be fine but some like Wolicki and myself might as well eat a wheat based pizza. They have the same effect.

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I am super sensitive to most things but I've had no problem with any single malts which I find interesting since some other super sensitives do seem to react to single malt.

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I do OK with Irish and Scottish single malts too, and I've gotten pretty sensitive lately.

I wonder whether occasional issues with whiskey are from the casks. Wikipedia says that while sherry casks are preferred and old bourbon casks are common, red wine and even beer casks can be used. There's an old discussion on here about flour paste being used to seal oak casks, and an old beer cask is obviously an issue.

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I have just been diagnosed as a celiac and I was wondering if anybody knows if I can still drink scotch whisky with malt in it. Such as Chivas Regal or Glenfiddich. I am having difficulty find any information about what happens when the malt is added.

I second the recommendation to skip it for now. Give yourself a few months to adjust to the diet and get a handle on it. I'm one of those who reacts violently to anything distilled. You may react to it, you may not, but early on, I'd recommend erring on the side of caution.

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