Richard Carleton Hacker is an international writer and photographer specializing in spirits, wines, cigars, and related luxury lifestyles. He is a longtime contributing editor for numerous national magazines, including Robb Report, The Somm Journal, and The Tasting Panel. A lifetime member of the Scotch whisky industry’s exclusive Keeper of the Quaich honorary society and one of less than 300 Masters of the Quaich in the world, he has also been inducted into the Ordre des Coteaux de Champagne, is a Cavaleiro in the Confraria do Vinho do Porto, and was knighted in Germany. He lives in Sherman Oaks, California.

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