We had the good fortune of connecting with Eric Kim and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Eric, what is the most important factor behind your success?
Passion is the key. People can immediately see and hear the passion in your voice and mannerisms. It makes them want to engage and ask more questions.
Those questions in turn help validate your expertise.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I curate whisky events and tastings. Working with industry leaders and top brands. Because I don’t work for a brand it allows me to share an unbiased view and allows me to provide broad insight and audience specific content as the level of knowledge in the audience can vary greatly and the level of detail you provide must also be curated to match.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
The Whisky House in downtown San Diego. Home to the largest selection of Whiskies in the United States where you can sample whiskies from around the world and at all budgets.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Instagram is the medium that got me started on this path. Taking pictures of my interests specifically timepieces and whiskies and finding followers who were interested in my content. Continued to grow and grow and after writing two Forbes articles on whisky it only expanded from there.
Instagram: Scotchandtime and Bourbonandtime