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Document And Entity Information - shares
shares in Thousands
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2017
Jul. 27, 2017
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   16,715,939
Amendment Flag false  
Entity Central Index Key 0000835011  
Entity Filer Category Accelerated Filer  
Document Period End Date Jun. 30, 2017  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2017  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q2