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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

      This Celiac.com FAQ on celiac disease will guide you to all of the basic information you will need to know about the disease, its diagnosis, testing methods, a gluten-free diet, etc.   Subscribe to FREE Celiac.com email alerts What are the major symptoms of celiac disease? Celiac Disease Symptoms What testing is available for celiac disease? - list blood tests, endo with biopsy, genetic test and enterolab (not diagnostic) Celiac Disease Screening Interpretation of Celiac Disease Blood Test Results Can I be tested even though I am eating gluten free? How long must gluten be taken for the serological tests to be meaningful? The Gluten-Free Diet 101 - A Beginner's Guide to Going Gluten-Free Is celiac inherited? Should my children be tested? Ten Facts About Celiac Disease Genetic Testing Is there a link between celiac and other autoimmune diseases? Celiac Disease Research: Associated Diseases and Disorders Is there a list of gluten foods to avoid? Unsafe Gluten-Free Food List (Unsafe Ingredients) Is there a list of gluten free foods? Safe Gluten-Free Food List (Safe Ingredients) Gluten-Free Alcoholic Beverages Distilled Spirits (Grain Alcohols) and Vinegar: Are they Gluten-Free? Where does gluten hide? Additional Things to Beware of to Maintain a 100% Gluten-Free Diet Free recipes: Gluten-Free Recipes Where can I buy gluten-free stuff? Support this site by shopping at The Celiac.com Store.

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A discussion of liquor has popped up on our local gluten-free Facebook page - someone asserted that bourbon is not gluten-free, and I responded that, as far as I knew, all liquors (as long as they have nothing added to them), because they are distilled, are gluten-free, no matter what they are made from. In fact, there is a great and detailed article here:

http://www.celiac.com/articles/21886/1/Distilled-Spirits-Grain-Alcohols-and-Vinegar-Are-they-Gluten-Free/Page1.html

Of course, someone else disagreed with me, and said that after consuming egg nog with bourbon she was sick for days and described Celiac-reactive symptoms.

She said she contacted the distillery, and that they said a Celiac reaction was possible (she didn't provide any details about what she actually asked or how they actually responded, and I doubt the person with whom she talked understood Celiac), but didn't provide any other details.

Instead of arguing the point, I thought I'd ask for people's knowledge and opinions here. I think she likely was glutened from something else, or that someone used a cheap liquor with a malt additive.

Ultimately, it's a non-issue for me, because I don't drink whiskey, bourbon, rye, or scotch, and have no desire to in the future. But I do get concerned when folks assert having had problems with something in a venue that will heavily influence other people when that might not be accurate...

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While most celiacs will tolerate distilled gluten with no issues a few of us do react. I don't know why but do know I am one of them. I stick to clear rum, potato vodka or wine on the rare occasions that I do have a drink.

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Some celiacs react to lower levels of gluten than others. Some find that they need to stick to foods made in a facility where gluten grains are not present at all. Since a distillation of a gluten grain cannot be done in a facility where gluten grains are not present, that could indicate an issue for these super sensitive celiacs. The distillation process should remove gluten, but cross contamination could occur elsewhere in the facility since gluten is present there. The amounts would be very small and considered safe for the majority of celiacs.

Those of us sensitive to lower amounts may not realize at first what is going on. We may think that something is unsafe for celiacs because we react to it, and not realize that most don't. It takes awhile to figure this all out.

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