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Experience Rare Spirits Through This Immersive Virtual Reality Journey

Thanks to the advancements in technology, we are able to transform the physical world around us, by creating fascinating versions of ultra-enhanced realities that have yet to be explored.

The Macallan Rare Journey cocktail experience is capitalizing on this cutting-edge technology by providing a platform for in-depth story telling, to create a one-of-a-kind cocktail experience.

Now, Baptiste & Bottle, located within the the Conrad Hotel in Chicago, is offering guests a premiere virtual reality-based cocktail tasting experience, that takes guests on a journey, that will provide an inside look into the creative process behind Macallan’s spirits — culminating with the Macallan Rare Cask, which is made using casks from the top one percent of all casks maturing at The Macallan distillery.

The finished cocktail is a marriage of Bodegas Tradicion 30 year Oloroso Sherry and The Macallan Rare Cask.

As the the Macallan Rare Journey beings, and guests slip on the virtual reality goggles, they are transported to the oak forests, and fly through vineyards to the sherry bodegas — ending at The Macallan distillery and Easter Elchies house, which is the spiritual home that appears on every bottle of The Macallan. 

As the guest float through their virtual journey, The Macallan Rare Cask cocktail is prepare table side and is awaiting them as they come back into reality. 

The end result of this creative, uniquely intriguing journey is symbolic of both the complexity of virtual reality, and the simplicity of Macallan’s spirit — as Baptise & Bottle has developed this immersive attraction with just three ingredients — Macallan Rare Cask, Sherry and virtual reality. 

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KFC’s Virtual Reality Training Experience Is Kind Of Terrifying

To demonstrate how Kentucky Fried Chicken’s Original Recipe fried chicken is made, the fast food chain created a virtual reality training program to give customers a first-hand look.

The Hard Way is a KFC Virtual Reality Training Escape Room. Like real-life escape rooms, this virtual experience leaves fans locked in a KFC training room. As you try to escape, a sinister portrait of Colonel Sanders gives you clues and instructions on how to free yourself.

The experience lasts ten minutes long and covers the five main steps for producing the company’s famous fried chicken. This includes inspecting, rinsing, breading, racking, and pressure frying.

At any rate, it looks like something straight out of the Saw movies, and we’re pretty intrigued. In fact, we kind of wish McDonald’s would do something like this with Ronald.

Check out the creepy, yet awesome, virtual reality trailer:

Hopefully this room isn’t too horrifying. We wouldn’t want to pee in our limited-edition KFC pants.


How To Make An Edible Set Of Google Cardboard Virtual Reality Glasses

It may be hard for some to accept, but virtual reality is here to stay. There are now several companies currently manufacturing virtual headsets for personal use. However, while most cost upward of $200, there are clever hacks that won’t break the bank.

Now, people are taking it upon themselves to create new, innovative ways to make it easier  — and cheaper — to slip into augmented versions of reality, just for the hell of it.

So when the geniuses over at MakeZine decided to make an edible pair of Google Cardboard glasses, by using only graham crackers and icing — we were virtually impressed.

In the video, MakeZine’s senior editor, Caleb Kraft explains exactly how this “edible Google cardboard” thing got started.

“It’s ridiculous and doesn’t make any sense,” Kraft warns as the video beings.

With that said, the concept of an edible set of Google Cardboard could be worse. It’s actually fascinating watching it be built in a matter of seconds.

Not only does the edible virtual reality headset seem like a legit way to spend an afternoon, what’s also cool about it is, you can turn the entire project into a graham cracker and icing eating challenge.

So now, instead of watching old ladies losing their shit while wearing virtual reality headsets on, you can lose yours — trying to build an edible virtual reality headset.

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McDonald’s New Happy Meal Boxes Turn Into Virtual Reality Goggles


McDonald’s is taking the plunge into virtual reality and they’re taking your kids with them. The fast food chain is adding virtual reality goggles to Happy Meals at McDonald’s locations in Sweden.

Called the Happy Goggles, kids can build their own pair by taking apart the Happy Meal box.

Once the googles are assembled, kids just pop in their phones and they can start playing with a new educational app that the burger company has developed.

It’s a skiing game called Slope Stars.

The boxes will be available from March 5 through March 12 and will cost about $4.10 each.