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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 Celiac.com's FREE weekly eNewsletter   What are the major symptoms of celiac disease? Celiac Disease Symptoms What testing is available for celiac disease?  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 What if my doctor won't listen to me? An Open Letter to Skeptical Health Care Practitioners Gluten-Free recipes: Gluten-Free Recipes

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To all:

Here is an official response Absolute and its good news:

Dear Kevin,

Thanks for your email and your interest in ABSOLUT VODKA.

The ingredients for the production of ABSOLUT VODKA are grain (winter wheat),

sweetening enzymes (in the mashing process), yeast and water from our own well.

It does not contain any gluten as it is removed in the production process. For

the production of flavored vodka, only natural ingredients from berries, fruits

and spices are used.

Best regards,

Åsa Edlind

Assistant

Marketing

Drink up!!!__________________________________

V&S Absolut Spirits

SE-117 97 Stockholm Sweden

Visiting Address: Årstaängsvägen 19A

+46 8 744 7105 direct

+46 70 666 7105 mobile

+46 8 744 7170 fax

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Thank-you so much for posting this! I have been trying to figure this out for a long time and never got a response. I am so excited to see that I can still have my beloved vodka. :D

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Your welcome - it took over a week for them to reply. Guess it takes time for emails to come from Sweden.

Enjoy!!!

Absolut Vanilla & Diet Coke is a great drink.

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Your welcome - it took over a week for them to reply.  Guess it takes time for emails to come from Sweden.

Enjoy!!!

Absolut Vanilla & Diet Coke is a great drink.

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Hmm... I've got a three day weekend coming up. And if my old van doesn't cost me too much on Fri - I may have to experiment. Seeing as smirnoff twists are out.

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I wish I could say that I could safely drink this. I and my son have DH in addition to the celiac and no matter how hard I try to tell my body it won't react to distilled grains it continues to do so. I might as well have some italian bread. Don't go overboard when you first try, you may not react but until you know for sure be cautious.

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I wish I could say that I could safely drink this. I and my son have DH in addition to the celiac and no matter how hard I try to tell my body it won't react to distilled grains it continues to do so.  I might as well have some italian bread. Don't go overboard when you first try, you may not react but until you know for sure be cautious.

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Sorry you body will not let you indulge.

In a previous post I had listed the "no gluten in distilled alcohol" as a theory but I was quickly corrected by other poster's that it is a fact.

I guess everyone's body is different so as the previous poster stated be cautious.

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I wish I could say that I could safely drink this. I and my son have DH in addition to the celiac and no matter how hard I try to tell my body it won't react to distilled grains it continues to do so.  I might as well have some italian bread. Don't go overboard when you first try, you may not react but until you know for sure be cautious.

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Is this true for ALL distilled grains, like corn. If so, it's not a gluten problem.

richard

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I may have to experiment.  Seeing as smirnoff twists are out.

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We can't have smirnoff twists? :(

Where did you find this out?

I've been drinking them without a reaction but I certainly don't want to be having them if they are off-limits.

Please let me know

thanks!

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I wish I could say that I could safely drink this. I and my son have DH in addition to the celiac and no matter how hard I try to tell my body it won't react to distilled grains it continues to do so.  I might as well have some italian bread. Don't go overboard when you first try, you may not react but until you know for sure be cautious.

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I react to distilled grain products too. The processing is still debated, and my body's reaction tells me its not for me. You aren't alone.

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We can't have smirnoff twists? :(

Where did you find this out?

I've been drinking them without a reaction but I certainly don't want to be having them if they are off-limits.

Please let me know

thanks!

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It's a malt beverage and as far as I can tell it's off the list. I will try to find out definitly this weekend. I have had them with no telltale reaction, but for now better safe than sorry. My problem is that my body doesn't react right away like lots of people here, so if I do have D and fatigue I can't really pin point the source.

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I have been recently diagnosed so i'm still a little new at this...

so even though absolut has wheat in it, there's no gluten because it was removed in the process and we won't get sick? i'm a little bit skeptical only because i was just told WHEAT was to be avoided at all costs!

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I have been recently diagnosed so i'm still a little new at this...

so even though absolut has wheat in it, there's no gluten because it was removed in the process and we won't get sick? i'm a little bit skeptical only because i was just told WHEAT was to be avoided at all costs!

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Yes , the basic idea is that the distilling proccess removes the gluten. Some ppl still react thogh, so need to be careful.

I have not studies, or tests to link to, just basing that on the calims off ppl here.

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Hello as a "celliac" site you should clean up these outdated articles.  15 years later and anyone living a clean diet knows you absolutely cannot drink alcohol derived from wheat and not feel it.  The manufacturers can say all they want and tell you it's fine to drink their stuff when these things are derived from wheat and clearly are making people sick.  There are plenty of vodkas that are safe, you need to remove this article from the site and if you cannot maintain this page you need to take it down.  It's irresponsible, people can just search and get this outdated and bad information.

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"as a "celliac" site you should clean up these outdated articles.  15 years later and anyone living a clean diet knows you absolutely cannot drink alcohol derived from wheat and not feel it.  The manufacturers can say all they want and tell you it's fine to drink their stuff when these things are derived from wheat and clearly are making people sick.  There are plenty of vodkas that are safe, you need to remove this article from the site and if you cannot maintain this page you need to take it down.  It's irresponsible, people can just search and get this outdated and bad information."

 

These are not "articles".  This is a forum.  People comment and share info.  Some info is very wrong, some is great.  The fact that something is 5 years old does not always make it outdated. However, it is always a good idea to check the date of any  info you get when searching the web.  

Celiac Disease Associations say that distilled alcohol is safe for most Celiacs to drink.  It has to do with a process called  distillation.  If you think back to 5 th grade science class - that experiment where you put something in water and boiled the water and trapped the steam?  Yeah that one.  That is the basics of distillation and why the gluten molecule is not in the finished product.

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Hi Carla,

This is not an article written by the site.  This is a thread started by a forum member.  The policy is not to remove threads without a violation of the forum rules.  Yes, it is an older thread and it is better to read more current information by doing  a search.

If you have some more current information or research to share on the subject, please do add it to this thread or start a new thread.  We'd all like to know! :)

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While the distillation process does remove gluten if done right, some companies add stuff back in like flavors or have a backwash issues in the facility. For this reason I would suggest against grain based alcohol for celiacs. My suggest is a potato, fig, corn, or grape based vodka, a pure agave based tequila or a sugar cane/molasses based rum unflavored. PS I found a nice list for gluten-free non grain based Vodkas that are gluten-free

https://www.verywell.com/gluten-free-vodka-list-562405

Nice little thing from the above article

"

Why Consider Vodka Made From Gluten-Free Ingredients?

As we said above, lots of people with celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity react to alcohol that's made from gluten grains, even though experts agree that the distillation process gets rid of the harmful gluten protein. So what's really going on?

Unfortunately, that's not clear. It's possible that some smaller pieces of the gluten protein remain even after distillation. It's also possible that the problem is gluten cross-contamination at the place of distillation. Regardless, if you like vodka but find you can't drink vodkas made from wheat, barley, or rye, you do have plenty of alternatives.

Note that vodka manufacturers are not legally entitled to use the words "gluten-free" on their products unless their vodka was not made with a gluten grain. Therefore, you should be able to trust brands that advertise their gluten-free status.

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Tito's and Ginger Ale.   Drink them slowly because they go done easily and catch up to you fast.

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