Cream butter and sugar, then add eggs one at a time.
Add molasses and spices, then add floured nuts and raisins.
(Note: if not using raisins you may wish to add extra nuts) Last add whiskey and soda mixture.
Bake in large bundt pan lined with waxed paper for 3 to 3 ½ hours over a pan of water set on the oven floor.
Keeps for weeks wrapped in aluminum foil.
For a Christmas cake that will last even longer wrap cake in cheesecloth dampened with Bourbon and then in foil and store in a cool place. Check Cheese cloth at least once a week and dampen again as needed.