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Frequently Asked Questions

Does vodka contain gluten?
Unless any of our products are specifically labeled "Gluten Free," we make no claims to the gluten free nature of the products.

Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley, rye and crossbred hybrids of those grains. The alcohol in our vodkas are made primarily from corn with the exception of Wheatley Vodka which is made with wheat.

Although U.S. regulations formerly prohibited "Gluten-free" advertising claims for any alcohol beverage, the United States Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) recently issued a ruling permitting producers of certain alcoholic beverages made entirely from ingredients that do not contain gluten to make "Gluten-free" claims provided that they take appropriate measures to prevent cross-contact with gluten-containing grains during production, processing, storage, and handling. In the coming months and years, we will be working with TTB to qualify as many of our products as possible to be labeled "Gluten-free."

Does vodka have any carbohydrates?
The distillation process removes things like carbohydrates. All vodkas are free of carbohydrates because of the process needed to produce them.

Are there calories in vodka?
Yes, there are calories in alcohol. The number of calories will vary depending upon the type of alcohol.

Does vodka deteriorate after the bottle is opened?
No. Once bottled, the character of vodka will not change at all due to the fact that it is a distilled product. Over very long periods of time you may experience some evaporation and perhaps even oxidization.

Can you put vodka in the freezer?
Yes, the alcohol content in 80 proof vodka or higher will keep the vodka from freezing in the typical consumer freezer. If it does freeze, there should be no change in the vodka taste when thawed.

What is the difference between flavored and regular vodka?
Vodka is by legal definition a neutral spirit without distinctive character. Flavored vodka has been treated or added to a flavoring to give a characteristic odor and taste. By law regular vodka must not be less than 80 proof, whereas flavored vodkas can be sold at 70 proof.

What is an infusion?
An infusion is the process of steeping ingredients in a liquid. The liquid will then penetrate the ingredients and pull the essence into the liquid. Tea and coffee are famous examples of infusions. A vodka infusion is done by putting the ingredients into a jar and pouring the vodka over them. The resulting liquor can be quite flavorful. Try lemon peel and cinnamon sticks for a different spin on your favorite vodka.

Are all martinis made with vodka?
No. A classic martini contains either gin or vodka with a small amount of vermouth. However, lately a martini has become synonymous with any cocktail served in a wide sloping glass.

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