Last summer was a wonderful year for blackberries (probably due to the rainy summer!) and the brambles at my local secret location produced a bumper crop. I found this recipe when doing a general trawl of the internet for blackberry recipes; it was on the BBC Food website (shown as a variation under a recipe for Sloe Gin!). As we had picked so many blackberries I thought I’d give blackberry brandy a go. I was so pleased that I did as the finished result was absolutely wonderful. There are a few recipes posted on Recipezaar that use blackberry brandy, so you can enjoy this brandy in one of these or simply drink it on its own (slowly and savouring every drop!), as we do. Although I used fresh blackberries, I reckon that frozen ones will work just as well. Cooking time is steeping time!