Absinthe is a highly alcoholic distilled beverage. It’s made from botanicals such as Artemisia absinthium, green anise, sweet fennel and some other herbs. Absinthe is a naturally gluten free alcohol.
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’. To make sure that your tequila is gluten free, check that the bottle says ‘100% agave’.
Try brands such as:
1519 Tequila, 1800 Tequila, Cabo Wabo, Cazadores, Don Julio Tequila, El Jimador, Herradura Tequila, Hornitos, Jose Cuervo, Patron Tequila, Suaza Tequila.
Rum is distilled from sugarcane and molasses. Dark rums can have added caramels and colors…so not all rum is gluten free.
Try brands such as:
- Appleton Estate Rum
- Bacardi – only Gold, Superior, 151 and flavoured rums
- Bayou Rum
- Bundaberg Rum
- Captain Morgan Rum Products
- Cruzan Rum
- Mount Gay Rum
- Malibu Rum
- Myer’s Rum
Whiskey is a type of alcohol typically made from gluten grains which are removed to 20 ppm. Whisky is distilled from various grains including barley, corn, rye and wheat. Because of the distilling process it takes the gluten out of the barley, rye and wheat. But, other contaminates can be added back in afterword.
Queen Jennie Whiskey is made from sorghum and is completely gluten free.
Bourbon is a type of whiskey and is primarily made from corn. Bourbon that is distilled and is pure from the bottle is considered gluten-free.
OTHER- SPIRITS AND MORE!
- Brandy (all brands are safe, just watch out for flavored brandy)
- Campari– An orange flavored bitter Italian apèritif made from a secret recipe
- Carolans Irish Cream is Gluten-Free
- Harvey’s Bristol Cream
- Hennessy Cognac
- Jack Daniel’s
- Skinny Girl Margaritas
HIRAM WALKER OFFERINGS:
On Hiram Walker’s website, they state that all of their products (from schnapps to brandies) contain no gluten ingredients in their distilled finished products.
- Amaretto – Disaronno Originale Amaretto, Hiram Walker
- Anisette – Hiram Walker
- Blue Curacao – Hiram Walker
- Brandy – Hiram Walker
- Sambuca – Hiram Walker
- Schnapps – all Hiram Walker