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Alaska boasts some of the most rugged landscapes and untamed creatures on Earth; which is why the 'Last Frontier State' quenches a thirst for adventure unlike anywhere else. With the premiere of Alaska Proof, Animal Planet pours the spirit of Alaska into an eight-part series that spotlights a different kind of spirit - the kind we drink! Wet your wild whistle beginning Thursday, January 14, at 9 PM ET/PT. Alaska Distillery, located at the foothills of the Alaska Range, has what no other distillery on Earth can provide. It's a grassroots operation comprised of passionate, imaginative artists who create world-class, hand-crafted, award-winning vodkas. In the quest to harness the unique essence of Alaska into a bottle, the team - led by Founder & CEO Toby Foster and his faithful dog Hooch - explores the far reaches of the wilderness to harvest the finest exotic ingredients Mother Nature has to offer.The team takes great pride in what some would call an unconventional approach to making vodka. Their critically-lauded salmon-infused vodka makes headlines for one of the best Bloody Mary cocktails in the world. And master distiller Scott Lindquist is the only person in the world with a permit to harvest Prince William Sound's 10,000-year-old free-floating glacier ice, which produces the purest water on Earth. The team makes frequent expeditions into the wild to experiment with Arctic ice worms, caribou antlers (already shed) and fireweed honey; among countless other natural resources. Their occupational hazards include bears, poisonous plants and treacherous terrain, but to these artisans, the dangers are worth making some of the world's finest vodka.
Toby and Andy join Scott on a boat trip into Prince William Sound in search of the perfect icebergs for their vodka. Meanwhile, Chrissy takes Shane along as she faces her fear of bees in order to collect some of Alaska's fireweed honey for a "Buzz" order.
Toby wants to harness the alleged "aphrodisiac" qualities that Alaskan Natives associate with consuming caribou antlers, naturally shed from the species every year. The team tracks a herd of caribou and is unexpectedly joined by grizzly bears.
Toby wants to use the safe, ginger-like root of poisonous Devil's Club for a spicy line of vodka; the team crosses Eklutna Lake to forage some; Scott tests proofs for a hot flavor.
The distillery uses growths from the top of 200ft tall Sitka Spruce trees to create a new flavor; proceeds from this flavor go to the Alaskan rain forest preserve.
Local restaurant commissions the team to come up with both a new flavor and a new cocktail; team uses sweet species of shrimp for a new flavor.
Toby searches for chaga fungus; Andy and Chrissy work towards authentic Birch Barrel Whiskey.
Toby and Andy join Shane on a dog sledding adventure through Denali National Park to collect rosebuds for the final ingredient in a long worked on recipe.
The distillery team braves the unforgiving glaciers, frozen tundra and wild animal habitats to finally reach a field of the missing ingredient for their new vodka, fireweed.
Toby, Andy and Shane fly to the top of the glacier mountains to harvest ice worms; Scott stays behind to modernize the company's machinery.
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