06 February, 2009
Richard Carleton Hacker
Richard Carleton Hacker is a featured writer on premium wine, spirits and tobacco for Robb Report (the leading luxury lifestyle magazine in America), Playboy Magazine (no description necessary!), Ritz-Carlton Magazine, Resort Living, Smoke Magazine, and is a regular columnist for The Quarterly Review of Wine. He writes about these pleasurable pastimes for other national and international lifestyle publications as well.
In addition, he has authored 11 books on pipes and cigars that have been published in the U.S., Great Britain, and Germany. One of these books, The Ultimate Cigar Book, is credited with having helped start the American cigar boom and was the first book to pair whiskies with cigars according to strength and taste.
The internationally acclaimed author is a popular keynote speaker, has made numerous guest appearances on radio and television, is a judge for the San Francisco World Spirits Competition and the Critic’s Challenge International Wine Competition, and has been the subject of countless newspaper and magazine articles. He has been inducted by the Scotch whisky industry as a lifetime member of the Keeper of the Quaich, elected to the Académie Internationale de la Pipe, as well as the honorary French pipe smoking society of the Confrérie des Maîtres-Pipiers de Saint-Claude, honored as a member in the Ordre des Coteaux de Champagne, and was knighted in Germany.
Thus, Richard Carleton Hacker has become an international spokesman and ambassador for some of life’s greatest pleasures.