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post #1411 of 1957
I got a crocker jug of Platte Valley corn whiskey waiting for me when I get home to Japan. Local special from back home in America. I fully expect to have a massive headache from it.
post #1412 of 1957

Bourbons contain a little bit of barley in the mashbill to deliver amylases, which break down starch into glucose. I do not know to what extent the compounds from barley pass fermentation, distillation and aging, but given that there is really little barley added (usually up to 10%), I'd say that you are safe.

 

The best rye I drank was Willet <-- a totally different taste than sweet bourbons but a great thing to savor. 

 

As far as bourbons are concerned I believe that the basic bottlings are the best value for money. Done some expensive, aged bourbons and IMO they do not come close to their Scotch counterparts in the same price range. Recently I reviewed the entire range of Four Roses and I must say that I grew fond of FR Single Barrel.

post #1413 of 1957
post #1414 of 1957

 

So as you see, they don't really know :) But then ... producing a certified, gluten-free alcohol is a great marketing tool when applied to a certain target group so we probably will see them. A bit similar to kosher food products.

post #1415 of 1957
Thanks for the help guys. She's not celiac, it's a barley allergy. She reacts very badly to some brands of liquor after just 1-2 drinks. I think the only absolutely safe stuff for her is potato or corn vodka, 100% rye whiskey, and 100% agave tequila/mezcal. However the low amount of barley in most bourbon is probably OK for her in moderation.
post #1416 of 1957

Don't forget a bottled-in-bond (i.e., 100%) Applejack (Laird's makes one) or Calvados.
 

post #1417 of 1957
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Originally Posted by Huntsman View Post

Don't forget a bottled-in-bond (i.e., 100%) Applejack (Laird's makes one) or Calvados.

 

Hell, any regular brandy. It's just grapes.
post #1418 of 1957

<facepalm> obvs.

post #1419 of 1957
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post #1420 of 1957
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Originally Posted by Huntsman View Post

obvs.

Wasn't obvious to the person asking the question:
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Originally Posted by Van Veen View Post

I think the only absolutely safe stuff for her is potato or corn vodka, 100% rye whiskey, and 100% agave tequila/mezcal.
post #1421 of 1957
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Originally Posted by cptjeff View Post

Wasn't obvious to the person asking the question:

I left off rum as well. Oops. Was thinking more along the lines of grain-based spirits anyway.
post #1422 of 1957

Bulleit Bourbon...YUM! :)

post #1423 of 1957
Cross post from the scotch thread. Anyone tried the Hillrock Solara yet? New York boutique distillery--I'm interested in it.
post #1424 of 1957
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Originally Posted by Tom Miler View Post

The best rye I drank was Willet <-- a totally different taste than sweet bourbons but a great thing to savor. 

I had some Willet a few weekends ago. Fantastic stuff.
post #1425 of 1957
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Originally Posted by Renton View Post

Attending a wedding in Lexington in a few weeks and I figure I can squeeze in at least one distillery tour. I haven't done much research but it looks like Woodford Reserve, Wild Turkey, Buffalo Trace,and Four Roses are all within 30 minutes of Lexington.
I think Buffalo Trace might be my first choice, any reason to choose another instead?

If it isn't too late. Buffalo Trace for warehouse/bottling aspects (and for being my favorite distillery). Wild Turkey had a better tasting policy though. Four Roses was decent but not a must IMO. Unfortunately, I didn't make it to Woodford on my trip... next time.
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