Brandy - How To Tell If It's Gluten Free? in Gluten-Free Foods, Products, Shopping & Medications Posted April 22, 2014 · Report to Admin Hi all, I have a bottle of E&J VSOP Superior reserve brandy that I was going to use in a recipe. I called the company and asked if it was gluten free, if they used any caramel colors or flours on their barrels. They confirmed that it was gluten free. But then I did a search on Celiac.com and found a list of alcohols that said "AVOID VSOP!" Sooo, who do I believe? What to do?