Rascal + Thorn culinary trips and experiences bring together the food industry and its admirers. Meet with chefs outside of their kitchens and learn how they use the local ingredients or cultures to influence their cuisine.
Whether it is whisky, cocktails or wine, Rascal + Thorn provides expert, in-depth experiences across the globe. From whisky tours to cocktail workshops and weekends, our expert guides provide a premium time.
Guest Chef Dinner Series: Oswaldo Oliva - September 27, 2023
We are super excited to have Chef Oswaldo Oliva come from Mexico City to cook for us in the Catskills! An incredible treat and special evening.
Scotland Speyside & Highland Whisky Tour: October 7-15, 2023
Join Holly Seidewand as we visit some of the most classic distilleries in the Speyside and Highlands regions of Scotland. A trip to whisky heaven!
Kentucky Bourbon Trail: October 25-29, 2023
Join Charles as he heads back to Kentucky to visit the mecca of Bourbon production! Lots of Kentucky experiences to be had. Come join.
Colorado Whiskey & Ski Tour: February 4-11, 2024
Join Holly in Colorado for a sweet ski and whiskey week! This is a unique opportunity to have elevated whiskey experiences and ski some of the best resorts in the country!
Japanese Whisky Tour: March 15-25, 2024
Charles heads back to Japan for his 4th Whisky Tour! He takes all of the great and puts it into one incredible experience. One of the best ways to visit Japan!
The Water of Life Tour - Part II Speyside: May 4-12, 2024
Join Greg Swartz from The Water of Life and Holly as they explore the best of the Speyside and Highland Regions in Scotland! Also take part in the Spirit of Speyside Festival.
Ireland Whiskey Tour - The Northern Journey: September 21-29, 2024
Join Charles as he heads back to Ireland for an Off-The-Beaten Path Journey covering the Northern half of Ireland. Great whiskey, nature and cultural visits!
Originally from New York City and an Italian-American family to whom food was of utmost importance, John’s passion for food and wine goes back a long time. As an early online writer and photographer of chefs and their craft, John has developed a deep relationship with the food industry.
It is this love of travel and food that makes John a great host on our culinary journeys and experiences.
Growing up in San Francisco and living abroad in both Mexico and Turkey has given Charles a global personality and a love for travel. Providing a great experience for his guests and seeing how travel can change people’s lives is his ultimate goal.
Whisky is his passion and in the last few years he has focused on leading niche whiskey tours to Scotland, Ireland, Japan and the U.S. He also started the Saratoga Whiskey Club in Upstate New York: Saratoga Whiskey Club