Is Rum Gluten-Free? Or Does Rum Contain Gluten?

Three glasses of rum on barrel
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Question: Is rum gluten-free?

Answer: Generally speaking, you can consume rum safely if you're following a gluten-free diet — in almost every instance, rum is gluten-free.

The few exceptions to this rule include some flavored rums. If you enjoy flavored rums, you'll need to contact the manufacturer to determine if a particular product is gluten-free.

While pure rum is gluten-free, beware of pre-made drink mixes, such as those intended for piña coladas — many of these contain gluten ingredients as flavoring.

Again, contact the manufacturer if you're in doubt, or make your own piña coladas from scratch using coconut cream and pineapple. 

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