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Headquartered in Atchison, Kansas, MGP began in 1941 as a small distillery operation in the heart of America’s grain belt. Founder Cloud L. Cray, Sr., felt the Company’s location and existing infrastructure were an ideal base from which to grow a successful business that would serve the needs of its customers.

From the beginning, MGP has maintained a strong family-oriented culture, kept intact by three generations of the Cray family.  This has greatly influenced the Company’s resilience in the face of various challenges, including periods of major domestic and global economic downturns. Collaboration and the ability to adapt to change are hallmarks of MGP’s culture and principal reasons behind its success and longevity.  

Today, the Company is a leading supplier of premium distilled spirits and specialty wheat proteins and starches. MGP’s beverage alcohol is the source of some of the finest vodkas, gins, bourbons and whiskeys in the world. These outstanding products benefit from decades of experience and are produced through a combination of art and science. They include many proprietary formulas tailored to customers’ exact specifications.

MGP’s specialty wheat proteins and starches are created for use within a wide range of food and beverage products. These specialty products provide a variety of benefits, making foods more nutritious, and appealing in taste, texture and appearance. Additionally, MGP’s world-class R & D team can assist customers at any stage of the innovation cycle, helping commercial food manufacturers around the globe develop new or enhanced products to align with consumer demand.

In each of the markets MGP serves, the Company strives to optimize its expertise and capabilities to develop better products for consumers and consistently create value for all stakeholders.