Ridley Scott directs Seven Worlds for Hennessy

Legendary filmmaker chronicles the odyssey in every sip of cognac

Legendary filmmaker Ridley Scott (Alien, Blade Runner) directed an epic short film for Hennessy X.O. that visualizes the experience of drinking the brand’s cognac. The four-minute film, titled The Seven Worlds, features cinematic portraits of each of the liquor’s seven flavor profiles.

The film, from DDB Paris, brings to life the line “Each drop of Hennessy X.O. is an Odyssey,” with surreal scenes showcasing “the seven tasting notes of Hennessy X.O.” —such as Sweet Notes or Flowing Flame — as unique worlds.

“I was attracted to this project because I was inspired by the potential for art and entertainment to bring this story to life,” Scott said in a press release. “Hennessy has a great product, and I was lucky enough to have the freedom to interpret this and create something amazing. I think people will be stunned when they see the film.”

A 60-second version of The Seven Worlds aired during the 91st Academy Awards. The full film, as well as behind-the-scenes videos and an interview with the director, can be viewed at Hennessy.com/US/Collection/XO.