One way is to see if a place that you are visiting offers a "flight of rum". This is usually a half shot of each of several rums that you will be given the opportunity to sample. Most of the time without spending "an arm and a leg" finding out which ones fit your palate and which ones do not. This idea works whether you are at a bar or even at the tasting room of a distillery. You can be afforded this opportunity in many places offering a wide variety of rums. The real good news is if you share these rums with some friends, you will sill be able to walk out and remember the experience.
|The "Black Boat" Rum Runner's Vessel|
If you come across a location that has a really fine selection of rums, no matter where you are, see if you can partake in one of these tasting experiences. ;o)