The Barrogill brand was established comparatively recently by a partnership between North Highland Products and Inver House Distillers. Barrogill was launched under the Mey Selections range, a range of fine food and drink products. The blend was named for the Castle of Mey, which was renamed Barrogill Castle during the 1600s.
The castle sits in Caithness at the very north of Scotland, about six miles from John O’ Groats. It was Prince Charles who selected the malt whiskies in the blend. All of the single malts were from the Northern Highlands. Prince Charles also the attractive watercolour which adorns the label. The blend was launched in 2007 to coincide with the opening of the new visitor centre and tea room at the Castle of Mey.