Traditionally, vodka is sourced from grains like wheat, barley, and rye while a growing inclination of such speciality has continued to exist in those which owe its origin to corn, potatoes, and grapes in order to fit into a gluten-free diet better than any other option.
Gluten-Free Vodka Brands
Here’s a list of some gluten-free vodka brands to guide your choice about gluten-free liquors:
• Blue Ice
• Boyd & Blair
• Broken Shed
• Cayman Blue
• Ciroc Ultra Premium
• Cold River
• Crystal Head
• Deep Eddy
• DOT AU
• Grand Teton
• Kleiner Feigling
• L’chaim Kosher
• Portland potato
• Schramm Organic potato
• Social House
• Stoli Gluten Free
• Tito’s handmade
One won’t obviously find all these brands in bars. But most restaurants and bars stock Smirnoff. One will also find Tito’s in better-stocked bars since it’s become a real-time favourite.
Why Consider Gluten-Free Vodka?
There have been a lot of people turning out with celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity in recent times who unfortunately bear the risk of reacting to alcohol made from gluten grains. Though studies have indicated that there can be a possibility of containing smaller traces of gluten in the liquor even after being served through the entire distillation process, the risk related to cross-contamination can’t entirely be thwarted which arises from the place of treatment.
Does Gluten-Free Vodka Cost More?
No, not at all. Vodka made from non-gluten ingredients such as potatoes and corn happens to be readily available in the liquor store alongside gluten grain vodkas and these need not be top-shelf brands all the time. However, one will find labels like Luksusowa to be reasonably priced.
What About Flavoured Vodkas?
Flavoured vodkas have emerged to be the trend these days, shaped by a huge following. And one can come across excellent alternatives like Iceberg Vodka’s Chocolate Mint or Devotion’s Blood Orange available as non- gluten starters in most cases.
On the flip side, there are a couple of hard-earned facts. If one wants to stick to gluten-free vodka, he/she can’t experiment with some of the best-seasoned drinks from the market, such as Effen’s cucumber vodka (sourced from wheat). But any of Smirnoff’s wide range of flavours doesn’t pose any risk since it’s made from corn.
Regardless to say, last but the least – the choice is always yours!