HENNESSY X.O PRESENTS

THE SEVEN WORLDS

Complementing the idea that ’Each drop of Hennessy X.O is an Odyssey’ Ridley Scott has created The seven worlds, a visual journey that explores each of the seven Hennessy X.O tasting notes in a surreal and sensorial narrative…

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SEVEN WORLDS FOR SEVEN NOTES

SEVEN WORLDS FOR SEVEN NOTES

The Seven Worlds are creative interpretations of each tasting note, described by Hennessy’s Comité de Dégustation as illustrations of Hennessy X.O’s taste and feel: Sweet Notes, Rising Heat, Spicy Edge, Flowing Flame, Chocolate Lull, Wood Crunches. Culminating in Infinite Echo.

These seven notes are envisioned by Ridley Scott as individual worlds each brought to life through wonderous and extreme physiography. The movie director leaves it to the viewer’s imagination if the film occurs in the future or the past, in reality or in a dreamscape as he takes us through vivid scenes offering snapshots of each world.

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A RIDLEY SCOTT’S FILM

This is more than advertising, it’s entertainment

- Ridley Scott

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Ridley Scott

Ridley Scott is the legendary director of Alien, Bladerunner and Gladiator, returns to advertising to direct his first commercial in over 15 years for Hennessy. Complementing the idea that ‘Each drop of Hennessy X.O. is an Odyssey’, he creates an epic sensory journey that explores seven notes in a surreal narrative.
Scott’s visual feast captures collectors gathering shimmering golden liquid, human figures walking in the shadows of bronzed giants, androids coming to life through spicy synapses, beings gliding through a fiery atmosphere and meditating peacefully amongst levitating rocks while lush woodlands are stirred by invisible spirits. As the film culminates we see the worlds co-existing in an omnipresent nebula and are reminded of the director’s mastery in transporting viewers to other worlds.

The Seven Worlds creative team includes global leaders in visual effects, Moving Picture Company (MPC), who previously collaborated with Scott on Alien, The Martian as well as Blade Runner. Composer Daniel Pemberton, who previously worked with Scott on All the Money in the World and The Counselor, created a unique and unexpected score perfectly complimenting the director’s vision of Hennessy X.O.

BEHIND THE SCENE

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SWEET NOTES / ONDINE SIMON
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SWEET NOTES / ONDINE SIMON

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CHOCOLATE LULL / YAN SENEZ
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CHOCOLATE LULL / YAN SENEZ

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FLOWING FLAME / YAN SENEZ
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FLOWING FLAME / YAN SENEZ

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RISING HEAT / YAN SENEZ
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RISING HEAT / YAN SENEZ

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RISING HEAT / ONDINE SIMON
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RISING HEAT / ONDINE SIMON

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RISING HEAT / ONDINE SIMON
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RISING HEAT / ONDINE SIMON

HENNESSY X.O

In 1870, Maurice Hennessy created Hennessy X.O for his circle of friends and introduced a new style of cognac.  Hennessy X.O is the Original, the emblematic icon of the Hennessy Maison. 
Deep and powerful, the eaux-de-vie of this Hennessy X.O cognac are aged in young barrels and marked out by their power and energy, but also by their capacity to achieve a great roundness through time.
Our Tasting Committee has explored every facet of the blend and identified several emotions that were assimilated to an Odyssey through 7 chapters: 

  • Sweet Notes: The palate is warmly embraced by flavors of candied fruit.
  • Rising Heat: The intriguing sensation of an intense, rising heat slowly reveals the complex taste of eaux-de-vie patiently aged in oak barrels.
  • Spicy Edge: Perception of a strong spicy cognac note, tantalising the lips and palate with its distinct peppery flavor intertwined with a hint of chocolate. 
  • Flowing Flame: A wave of warmth grows, crests and then breaks. A robust presence, full and voluptuous, is felt. 
  • Chocolate Lull: There is the gradual discovery of something very familiar. It is the well-rounded flavor of a rich, dark chocolate.
  • Wood Crunches: A striking sensation is suddenly felt – the vigorous ebb and flow of oak notes interlaced with vanilla.
  • Infinite Echo: The evanescent oak notes leave a long, omnipresent finish in their wake. Seemingly endless, it echoes all of the subtleties of each taste and sensation that has preceded it.