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Is Whiskey Gluten-Free?

Yes, pure, distilled whiskey (or whisky), even if made with wheat, barley, or rye is considered gluten-free.

Most whiskeys are safe for people with celiac disease because of the distillation process. However, be on the lookout for hidden gluten in whiskeys that add flavorings or other additives after distillation. There is also a risk for gluten cross-contact in facilities that process products containing wheat, barley, or rye.

Common Brands of Whiskey Include:

  • Jack Daniel’s – “Jack Daniel’s Black Label Tennessee Whiskey has no carbohydrates (sugar or starch), gluten, fats, or cholesterol, as these are removed in the distilling process. One fluid ounce of Jack Daniel’s contains approximately 65 calories.”
  • Crown Royal
  • Fireball
  • Jameson
  • Seagram’s 7 
  • Black Velvet
  • Johnnie Walker
  • Chivas Regal – “The current Chivas Regal product portfolio does NOT contain any of the EU recognised allergens. Although alcohol is made using cereals, gluten protein does not pass distillation and cannot be found in the finished product.”
  • Southern Comfort
  • Dewar’s

Any information on the gluten content of particular brands shared above was obtained during the last update of this page. Be sure to check with the manufacturer for the latest info or if you have any questions.

Learn more about gluten and alcohol in this section from Answers from a Dietitian.

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