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Document And Entity Information - shares
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2016
Oct. 27, 2016
Document and Entity Information [Abstract]    
Entity Registrant Name MGP INGREDIENTS INC  
Document Type 10-Q  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   16,658,965
Amendment Flag false  
Entity Central Index Key 0000835011  
Entity Filer Category Accelerated Filer  
Document Period End Date Sep. 30, 2016  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2016  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q3