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Last updated in February 2016
Finding a safe and delicious gluten free alcoholic beverage has become growingly difficult.
From the ongoing debate about distilled alcohol being gluten free or not to the accidental mix ups by the bartender, it’s a challenge to find a gluten free alcoholic beverage that works for you and your diet.
The Ultimate Gluten Free Alcohol List
In this gluten free alcohol listing, you’ll find all the beers, hard ciders, vodkas, rums, tequilas, and other hard liquors that are gluten free. Just note that if a product or brand has (don’t drink if allergic to gluten) it’s because it’s not truly safe for anyone with Celiac or a gluten sensitivity. Although those alcohols are “gluten free” or “wheat free” there is still a very small trace of gluten in them, even after the distillation process. Although this trace of gluten is microscopic, really sensitive Celiacs or gluten allergenic folks may have a negative reaction to those products.
So just be safe and drink what you think is best for your body.
Although I am very confident in this listing, I am human, so mistakes may have been made. I urge you to please double check the labels of alcoholic beverages to ensure that they are truly gluten free.
So with that being said, let’s just straight into this gluten free alcohol list.
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Gluten free beers are becoming more available and more delicious by the day. With plenty of craft breweries popping up, the issue is no longer trying to find a gluten free beer, but instead, trying to find the perfect one for your palette.
Omission Beer (don’t drink if severely allergic to gluten)
And if you’re looking for a full listing of all gluten free beer brands AND their flavors, be sure to check out our Gluten Free Alcohol Guide.
If you absolutely HATE beer, then you should definitely try a delicious hard cider. Plus, there are a log of brands that are gluten free! Just remember that not all hard ciders are gluten free because some brands do barley for enzymes and flavor. So be sure to read the labels carefully.
Here are all the gluten free hard ciders that you can check out:
Crispin Cider (including Fox Barrel products)
And if you’re looking for a full listing of all gluten free hard cider brands AND their flavors, be sure to check out our Gluten Free Alcohol Guide.
Vodka is a very tricky alcohol for gluten free drinkers. You see, technically, during the distillation process of the vodka, the gluten proteins from wheat based vodkas is supposed to be removed. However, many people have claimed that these vodkas (made from wheat) still contain gluten, thus leaving them feeling sick and nauseous. So to be safe, stay away from all wheat based vodkas if you have Celiac disease or a gluten sensitivity.
However, you can still opt for a non-wheat, potato, corn, or grape based vodka which are typically cleared for gluten free consumption.
Here are all the safe gluten free vodka brands that you can purchase and enjoy:
And if you’re looking for a full listing of all gluten free vodka brands AND their flavors, be sure to check out our Gluten Free Alcohol Guide.
When tequila is made the traditional way with a blue agave plant is naturally gluten free. However, there are cheap brands that contain gluten, which are called “mixto.” So to make sure that your tequila is gluten free, be sure that the bottle says, “100% agave.”
Listed below are only the popular gluten free tequila brands:
And if you’re looking for a full listing of all gluten free tequila brands AND their flavors, be sure to check out our Gluten Free Alcohol Guide.
Bacardi (only Gold, Superior, 151, and flavored)
And if you’re looking for a full listing of all gluten free rum brands AND their flavors, be sure to check out our Gluten Free Alcohol Guide.
Other Gluten Free Alcohols and Brands
Bailey’s Irish Cream (if allergic to gluten, don’t drink)
Calvados (most, if not all brands are safe)
Brandy (all brands are safe, just watch out for flavored brandy)
Fireball Cinnamon Whisky (don’t drink if allergic to gluten)
Jameson Irish Whiskey (don’t drink if allergic to gluten)
Johnnie Walker Scotch (don’t drink if allergic to gluten)
Kahlua (don’t drink if allergic to gluten)
Sambuca (most, if not all brands)
And if you’re looking for a full listing of all gluten free gin, vodka, tequila, brandy, cognac, and scotch brands AND their flavors, be sure to check out our Gluten Free Alcohol Guide.
What About Wine?
So most wine tends to be gluten free from an ingredients perspective. The only time wine may be suspect to glutenous ingredients or cross contamination is from the wine sealant used in wine barrels.
This sealant sometimes tend to leak into the wine thus cross contaminating the wine.
However, most wineries are starting to remove this past from their barrels.
So if you do have any questions about whether or not a wine contains gluten, it’s advised to contact the winery directly to see if their wines or barrels contain any wheat or glutenous ingredients.
But on a side note, if you’re looking for delicious wines to experience and try, I suggest you check out one of these wine subscription boxes.
Basically the way it works is that each company will send you a box of wine that are all based on your tastes and palette.
It truly is a pretty awesome concept!
Best Gluten Free Cocktails
Here are some fantastic articles about some of the best gluten free cocktails you can make with all the gluten free liquors listed above. Trust me, these are not to be missed.
- 5 Tasty Gluten Free and (Mostly) Guilt Free Cocktails
- Glutenista’s Gluten Free Drink Recipes
- Gluten Free Alcoholic Mixed Drink Recipes by Yummly
- Gluten Free Recipes and Cocktails by Gluten Free Recipe Box
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Thanks for reading. If you have any other gluten free alcohol suggestions, please leave a comment below.
P.S. For a full rundown of gluten free foods and drinks, be sure to check out our list of gluten free foods. Or if shopping for these foods isn’t your thing be sure to check out these gluten free subscription box companies that will send you delicious gluten free goodies every month!