As anyone who’s attempted a gluten-free lifestyle knows, gluten can be lurking in some fairly unsuspecting places. Beyond the more obvious betrayals of cereal and baked goods, commonly used liquors like vodka are frequent offenders. While vodka can be made from a range of raw materials (potatoes, corn, and fruit, just to name a few), it’s often made from wheat, making it a less-than-ideal choice for those with an aversion to gluten. Luckily, there are a handful of quality alternatives. Read on for nine of the best gluten-free vodkas to transform your next cosmo or Moscow mule.
This Austin-based distillery is all about getting back to nature (and providing some of the most delectable gluten-free vodkas on the market). From its standard 10-times distilled vodka to flavors like ruby red and sweet tea, Deep Eddy is “proud to make all our vodkas with nothing but premium juices, essential oils, natural sweeteners, and local honey.”
While not every vodka in the Ciroc canon is gluten-free, its ultra-premium variation is crafted from French grapes and is distilled five times at the historic Distillerie de Chevanceaux in France. Its clean, lightly citric flavor profile makes this an ideal addition to your arsenal of gluten-free vodkas.
This beautifully bottled small-batch vodka is crafted entirely from Maine potatoes and has won a slew of awards as one of the best vodkas in the world, gluten-free or otherwise. The flavor is crisp and nuanced, making it an ideal vodka for martinis.
Much like Deep Eddy, Tito’s hails from the cocktail capital of the south: Austin, Texas. This deliciously balanced vodka is great for simple mixed drinks and cocktails, and offers a remarkable value, staying true to its founder’s core mission: "I was raised that if you are going to do something, do it right, do it better than anyone else, and charge a reasonable price."
Boyd & Blair
A favorite among the craft cocktail set, Boyd & Blair vodka is nothing if not artisanal. Crafted in Pennsylvania, this vodka is handmade in small batches (the brand don’t use computers at any point during the distillation process), and has an incredibly smooth, delicately sweet flavor. It’s also gorgeously packaged, making this one of the best gluten-free vodkas for gifting.
Known for its outstanding purity, Crystal Head is distilled from a combination of peaches and cream corn, lending a touch of sweetness. During the filtration process, semi-precious stones called Herkimer diamonds are used to further purify the vodka. Bottled in the shape of an eponymous crystal head, this is also bound to be one of the coolest additions to your home bar.
One of the best spots in the world for water used in the distillation process is Newfoundland, Canada, and that’s exactly where Iceberg vodka comes from. This award-winning spirit is exceptionally crisp and smooth and makes an outstanding addition to mixed drinks and vodka-based cocktails. If you’re feeling adventurous, it also offers variations like cucumber, chocolate mint, and crème brûlée.
Hailed as “the South’s best-tasting vodka,” Dixie is made from 100% non-GMO corn. While its six-times distilled flagship vodka makes a smoothly balanced, versatile addition to any liquor cabinet, this is also one of the best gluten-free vodkas across a range of flavors, including mint, citrus, and black pepper (a must-have for your next Bloody Mary).
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