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Document And Entity Information - shares
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2018
Apr. 26, 2018
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   16,844,596
Amendment Flag false  
Entity Central Index Key 0000835011  
Entity Filer Category Accelerated Filer  
Document Period End Date Mar. 31, 2018  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2018  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q1