Really enjoyed this and I'm not even that big a fan of raisins. I sub'd 1/2 cup of the raisins for 1/2 cup of currants just because I had them on hand. It makes a wonderfully moist loaf...not ...
I made this without the Brandy. It was WONDERFUL even without it. :) (I "plumped" the Raisins in almost-hot Water for 10 minutes before adding. I think that helped.)