Last year I packed an 8 oz jar with raisins, and poured bourbon over them to cover (and it's been so long, I'm not sure which bourbon I used - but it may have been KCSB, or some other similarly high proof stuff). Wasn't the plan to let them sit this long (shouldn't hurt, but probably the same effect as a couple weeks), but it is what it is. Decided to bake some pumpkin cookies, which call for raisins - so throwing the jar (after straining) in along with some "non-enhanced" raisins.
Wow - really amazing cookies! The bourbon raisins play second fiddle to the pumpkin, so folks who aren't bourbon lovers won't be put off - but when you bite into one of those juicy little buggers - just delicious! Definitely going to do this with some oatmeal raisin cookies in the future!
Oh, and by the way, I obviously didn't strain the raisins without reserving that bourbon Looking forward to that this afternoon!