ZC....I'm confused!! What do you mean by "Kina Lillet" went out of production in '63 or '64? Did you mean KL with the quinine powder is no longer being produced, or KL itself is no longer produced? I ask for several reasons. #1, I am a Martini "lover" myself; #2, my friends, neighbors and wife (very important!!) think I make the best damn 'Tinis in the world; and #3, I truly love the "Vesper!!" I frequently use the original "Bond" recipe, using Gordon's gin and a really good vodka (remember, the "Bond" bartender used Potato Vodka; Bond later advised him not to!!) plus Kina Lillet. I have a very nice bottle in my fridge all the time! So that's why I ask about the "went out of production" statement!!!
BTW...for you Gin drinkers...Grennalls Gin (from England) is again being produced. I have long saved my last bottle of the original production; but now it's back!! If you have the opportunity...try it! Makes a fine Gin & Tonic....and one smooth Martini.