1 cup golden raisins
1 cup currants
1 cup assorted dried fruits (chopped into 1/4-inch dice)
1/3 cup brandy
1/3 cup Scotch whiskey
3/4 cup Sugar
1 cup (2 sticks) butter (softened)
5 large eggs (room temperature)
2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon allspice
1/2 cup finely minced crystallized ginger (optional)