When our friend Peter Kurto brought his Atlas mill into the shop and challenged us to a pepper mill duel, we cracked up. We always liked the Atlas for its great looks but never touted it as the 'best' as Peter did. We had a pepper mill throw-down right there in the store. Too funny. He was right. The Atlas really does put out a ton of perfectly ground pepper. But we were right too - it really is the best looking mill we have ever seen. It is 9" tall.